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How do physicians dispose arms, legs, or any other extremities after an amputation?
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
In brief: Amputation Disposal
Incineration

In brief: Amputation Disposal
Incineration
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Pathology
The amputated limb goes to the pathologist for evaluation.
After that it is dealt with according to the patient or families wishes.

In brief: Pathology
The amputated limb goes to the pathologist for evaluation.
After that it is dealt with according to the patient or families wishes.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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