# How do you calculate amputation?

## How do you calculate amputation?

For a man, use 106 pounds for the first 5 feet and then add 6 pounds for each additional inch: 106 lbs + (6 lbs per inch x 8 inches) = 154 pounds. This 5 foot, 8 inch patient with an entire arm amputation has an Ideal Body Weight range goal of approximately 161 lbs to 132 lbs.

Is it better to amputate above or below the knee?

If the popliteal pulse is present before operation, below-knee amputation should succeed. The absence of a popliteal pulse, however, does not exclude below-knee amputation. 4. Below-knee stumps should be about four inches long in amputations for peripheral vascular disease.

Which leg is more commonly amputated?

Below-knee amputations are the most common amputations, representing 71% of dysvascular amputations1; there is a 47% expected increase in below knee amputations from 1995-2020.

### How much does an above knee amputation weigh?

The weight of your prosthetic leg will depend on the type of prosthesis it is and its components. An average below knee prosthesis will weigh around 4 pounds and an average above knee prosthesis will weigh around 8-10 pounds.

How do you calculate BMI for an amputee?

How is BMI calculated?

1. Step 1 – Calculate estimated body weight. We= W0/(1-P)
2. Step 2 – Calculate estimated BMI. Estimated BMI = [estimated body weight (lb)/height (in)2] x 703. Estimated BMI = [We(lb)/height(in)2] x 703. For P, we used the following estimates for percentage of total body mass for common amputation levels.

What is a Hemipelvectomy surgery?

A hemipelvectomy is a surgical procedure that may be performed to address certain bone and soft tissue tumors that developed in or spread to the pelvis. An uncommon type of lower-extremity, above-the-knee amputation, hemipelvectomy involves the removal or resection of the pelvis.

#### How long does a through the knee amputation take?

The area for surgery is often marked to make sure there are no errors. You will be kept comfortable and safe by your anesthesia provider. You will be asleep during the surgery. The surgery will take about 45 to 90 minutes.

What happens after above knee amputation?

Your doctor removed the leg while keeping as much healthy bone, skin, blood vessel, and nerve tissue as possible. After the surgery, you will probably have bandages, a rigid dressing, or a cast over the remaining part of your leg (residual limb). The leg may be swollen for at least 4 weeks after your surgery.

How long does it take to amputate a leg above the knee?

At the hospital or surgery centre You will be kept comfortable and safe by your anesthesia provider. You will be asleep during the surgery. The surgery will take about 45 to 90 minutes.

## How much does a prosthetic leg cost?

If you want a basic, below-the-knee prosthetic, the average cost is around \$3,000 to \$10,000. A more flexible, below-the-knee prosthetic costs a little bit more, while one with special hydraulic and mechanical assistance ranges between \$20,000 and \$40,000. The computerized leg is the priciest option.

Are prosthetics heavy?

There are currently only a few manufacturers that offer microprocessor controlled prosthetic components, and they weigh between 50 to 100% heavier than the more conventional passive energy-storing feet. Two models, Ossur’s PROPIO FOOT and Endolite’s Elan Foot are between 1 to 1.5 kgs heavier.

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