Leg Amputation (BKA) (AKA)

The patient will be positioned supine with a tourniquet on their upper thigh.

Either a 15 blade or a 10 blade loaded on a #3 knife handle will be used to make the initial skin incision. A new blade should be used after as a “deep” knife to limit infection . . .

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    4 thoughts on “Leg Amputation (BKA) (AKA)

      • Skye Burnett says:

        Hey Michaela,

        Deep sutures used are commonly 0, 2-0, and 3-0 Vicryl. Monocryl and Nylon are commonly used to close the skin. I have seen Zeroform, 4×4 dressing sponges, ABD pads, Kerlix, and an Ace bandage all used for dressings, and that would be the order they’d be applied.

        If you have any more questions, please reach out!

    1. Diana Lei-aloha says:

      Hey Raebecca!
      3-0 and 4-0 Nylon are going to be the most popularly used for the skin. For the smaller vicryl, a SH needle can be used, and for bigger ones, a CT-1 will be sufficient. PS-2 is common for Monocryl, and PS for Nylons.

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