Boyd amputation

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Tim Luijkx et al.

Boyd amputation refers to amputation at the level of the ankle with preservation of the calcaneus and heel pad and consequent fixation of the calcaneus to the tibia. It allows for complete weight bearing and provides both stabilization of the heel pad and suspension for a prosthesis.

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rID: 31228
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Boyd's amputation

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