BS ISO 8549-4:2020 Prosthetics and orthotics一Vocabulary Part 4: Terms relating to limb amputation.
This document specifies a vocabulary for the description of surgical limb amputations, amputation
procedures, and persons who have had an amputation.
2 Normative references
There are no normative references in this document.
3 Terms and definitions
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3.1 General limb amputation
surgical removal of the whole or part of a limb
level of amputation
joint or segment at which amputation is performed
Note 1 to entry: For the upper limb, see 3.1.3. and for the lower limb, see 3.1.4.
upper limb amputation
surgical removal of the whole or part of an upper limb
amputations of the upper limb distal to the wrist joint
Note 1 to entry: These include the following:
— Thumb: Amputation of the whole or part of the thumb;
— Phalangeal: Amputation of part of one or more fingers;
— Metacarpophalangeal disarticulation: Amputation of one or more fingers;
— Metacarpal: Amputation of a part of the hand through one or more metacarpals;
— Carpometacarpal dlsarticulation: Amputation of a part of the hand at one or more of the carpometacarpal joints;
amputation of the lower limb at the knee joint
amputation of the lower limb between the hip joint and the knee joint
amputation of the lower limb at the hip joint
amputation of the whole lower limb together with all or part of the hemipelvis
3.2 Amputation procedures
first amputation of the whole or part of a limb
initial upper limb amputation
first amputation of the whole or part of an upper limb
initial lower limb amputation
first amputation of the whole or part of a lower limb
Note ito entry: The complete description of an amputation has to specify upper or lower limb, left or right side.
surgical procedure on a previously amputated limb without changing the level of amputation (3.1.2)
Note ito entry: This can involve removal of soft tissue, bony tissue, or both.
amputation planned to be carried out in two stages
Note 1 to entry: The first stage involves amputating the devitalized and/or infected parts of the limb. The wound may be left fully or partially open. The second stage involves revision amputation, or even amputation to a higher level, and wound closure.
amputation of an amputated limb to a higher level
3.3 Person who has had an amputation
person who has had an amputation
Note ito entry: The complete description of the person requires the identification of the amputated limbs.
upper limb amputee
person who has had an upper limb amputation (3.1.3)
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