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The term disarticulation refers to the disconnection of all or part of a limb from the body, specifically through a joint. This is in contrast to amputation, which is the disconnection or removal of the structure through a bone.

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rID: 37380
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Disarticulations

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  • Case 1: tibial disarticulation
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