Amputation

    Introduction An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, usually an arm or leg. There are three main reasons why an amputation is carried out: The limb has been affected by gangrene (when the body’s tissue begins to die as a result of loss of blood supply) The limb poses a life-threatening danger to the person’s health, for example because it has been affected by cancer or a serious infection The limb has...

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Abscess Drainage

  Introduction Abscess Drainage An abscess is a painful collection of pus  caused by a bacterial infection.  This article focuses on two types of abscess: Skin abscesses – which can develop anywhere on the body and occur when a bacterial infection causes pus to collect in the skin Internal abscesses – which develop inside the body following an infection or an injury The symptoms of an abscess can vary depending on which type you...

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