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How do physicians dispose arms, legs, or any other extremities after an amputation?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Incineration: The specimens are typically sent to pathology for analysis after which they are sent to an incineration facility- as are most bio-hazard waste materials.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
Pathology: The amputated limb goes to the pathologist for evaluation. After that it is dealt with according to the patient or families wishes.

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