VIDEO: I Decided To Amputate My Foot: Gary Yerman's Story * 2023
VIDEO: I Decided To Amputate My Foot: Gary Yerman's Story * 2023
Foot and leg amputations

Leg or foot amputation

Leg or foot amputation is the removal of a leg, foot or toes from the body. These body parts are called extremities. Amputations are done either by surgery.

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Microtia

Microtia

Microtia and Atresia are congenital birth defects of the ear. Microtia is when the outer ear does not fully develop during the first trimester of pregnancy or when the outer ear is absent, (known as anotia). Atresia is the absence of the ear canal, resulting in hearing loss. Microtia and Atresia occurs in every 1 out of 6,000 to 12,000 births.

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Breast cancer in men

Breast cancer in men

Both men and women have breast tissue In men, most breast tissue is located behind the nipple. Women have a lot more breast tissue than men – and a much higher rate of breast cancer. Cancers can, however, occur in male breast tissue. Breast cancer is uncommon in men. The average age at diagnosis is 71 years old. As our

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Limb difference

Limb difference

“Limb” is another name for the arms or legs. Limb differences are when an arm or leg is not shaped in the usual way. For example, a child’s legs may be curved or one might be shorter than the other. Or, a bone in the arm may be short or missing. A limb difference that a child is born with is called congenital. A limb difference that happens after birth is called acquired.

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Horse accident leads to amputation

Horse accident leads for amputation

Head injuries are the most common reason for admission to hospital or death among riders. Sobering statistics reveal the high percentage of equine-related accidents resulting in traumatic brain injury, and helmets have been associated with reducing the risk of traumatic brain injury by as much as 50 percent. Yet, many riders still do not wear a helmet.

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Physical disability

Physical disability

A physical disability is a substantial and long-term limitation affecting a person’s mobility, physical functioning, stamina or agility. It can limit the individual, either temporarily or permanently, by becoming disabled for a wide range of reasons, such as genetic disorder, injury or a specific condition.

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Rotationplasty

Rotationplasty or Van Nes rotation

Rotationplasty, commonly known as a Van Nes rotation or Borggreve rotation, is a type of autograft wherein a portion of a limb is removed, while the remaining limb below the involved portion is rotated and reattached.

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Paralympic athletes

Paralympic athletes

A Paralympian is an athlete who competes in the Paralympic games. They’re athletes that have bodily differences and different types of disabilities.

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Mastectomy

Mastectomy

Mastectomy is breast cancer surgery that removes the entire breast. A mastectomy might be done: When a woman cannot be treated with breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy), which saves most of the breast. If a woman chooses mastectomy over breast-conserving surgery for personal reasons.

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Toxic shock syndrome TSS

Toxic shock syndrome TSS

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a condition caused by bacterial toxins. Symptoms may include fever, rash, skin peeling, and low blood pressure. There may also be symptoms related to the specific underlying infection such as mastitis, osteomyelitis, necrotising fasciitis, or pneumonia. A few possible causes of toxic shock syndrome are: Cuts or open wounds on the skin, Surgical wounds, Viral infections (e.g. chickenpox), Contraceptive sponges, History of a recent birth, miscarriage, or abortion, Using super-absorbent tampons, Previously having TSS

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Bomb casualty amputations

Bomb casualty amputations

Acts of terrorism tend to erode the sense of security and safety that we normally enjoy. Terrorism challenges the stability we enjoy in a predictable, orderly, and controlled world. Feelings of anger, frustration, helplessness, fear, guilt, distress, and a desire to seek revenge are all common responses.

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Congenital amputation

Congenital amputation

A congenital amputation means a limb is not formed correctly or is missing at birth. This happens while the limb is being formed in the womb. It is often: • Not genetic, meaning passed from parent to child • Not because of anything you did or did not do before your baby was born Congenital amputations may include one or more of the following: • Different limb lengths • Poor joint function • Weak muscles • Fragile skin.

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Amputation accidents

Amputation accidents

Losing a limb is one of the most traumatic physical injuries that a person can experience. In addition to being a devastating physical injury, amputation injuries can also have a significant impact on a person’s mental health. Depending on the nature of the injury and the body part that was amputated, an injured victim may require multiple surgeries and months of physical rehabilitation, including getting fitted for and learning how to use a prosthetic, and occupational therapy.

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