Lower limb amputations
Transmetatarsal the removal of any part of the foot. Different levels range from a toe amputation to a midfoot amputation to an amputation up to the ankle joint. Common partial foot amputations include Chopart, Lisfranc, and ray amputations. Partial foot amputations affect walking and balance and may require the need of a prosthetic device.
Through the ankle, the removal of the entire ankle. Common forms include Syme, Pyrogoff, and Boyd amputations.
Transtibial, the removal of the leg above the ankle and below the knee. Full knee use is retained.
Through the knee, the removal of the lower leg through the knee joint.
Transfemoral the removal of the leg above the knee joint at thigh level.
Through the hip, the removal of the entire leg bone up to and including the femur.
Transpelvic the removal of the entire limb and the partial removal of the pelvis. Common causes are cancer and motor vehicle accidents.