Late Stump Complications and Revision

Boy Amputees Stumps

Following surgery, amputation stumps may prove suitable for provision of satisfactory prostheses, or may not, because of a variety of established conditions. Earlier authors were especially concerned about continued suppuration, failure to heal, sugar-loaf formation with bone protrusion, painful scars and overlong below-knee stumps which prevented efficient use of a kneeling peg-leg. Poor or failed healing necessitated permanent bandaging to protect fragile tissues from further damage and also...