During hindquarter amputation, the entire lower
extremity is removed through part of the pelvis.
- Loss of lower
Treated with Hindquarter Amputation:
Hindquarter amputation may be performed in cases of a malignant tumor
through the hip and pelvis and trauma or infection of the femur, hip and
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to hindquarter amputation.
with Hindquarter Amputation:
Hindquarter amputation is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Hindquarter Amputation:
Possible risks following hindquarter amputation include nerve damage,
anemia, urinary tract infection, ileus, nerve damage, peripheral nerve damage
and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the skin
flap to fail to heal or for the infection or cancer to return.