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