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How long does an arm amputation surgery take?

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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Variable

Length of an operative procedure depend s on various factors including the skill experience of the surgeon.
An arm amputation I am assuming is done above the elbow and can be done satifactorily within an hour at the most.

In brief: Variable

Length of an operative procedure depend s on various factors including the skill experience of the surgeon.
An arm amputation I am assuming is done above the elbow and can be done satifactorily within an hour at the most.
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many factors

The time it takes to perform a surgical procedure dependent on the surgeon’s skills and experience, the type of procedure, and the availability of assistants during the procedure.
On average it should take about an hour.

In brief: Many factors

The time it takes to perform a surgical procedure dependent on the surgeon’s skills and experience, the type of procedure, and the availability of assistants during the procedure.
On average it should take about an hour.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Steven Brown
Depends on the level of the amputation and required reconstructive procedure for closure and stabilization, typically well in excess of an hour. Did not know podiatrists performed arm amputations.
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