Above the Knee Amputation

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This medical exhibit depicts an above the knee amputation of the left leg. The following steps are shown: A. The initial incision is made just above the knee; B. The musculature around the distal femur is transected with arteries, veins and nerves isolated and ligated. C. The surgeon cuts the distal femur with a Gigli saw; and D. The remaining skin flap is sutured over the stump.

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