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Below Knee Amputation

by Douglas G. Smith, MD, Amputee Coalition Medical Director Transtibial amputations, also known as “below-knee” or “BK” amputations, are among the most frequently performed major limb amputations. Statistically, about half of all major lower-limb amputations are transtibial, and, in the past several decades, this amputation level has been emphasized in education and training for surgery, […]