AKA is surgical removal of the leg above the knee. BKA is surgical removal of the leg below the knee. Sometimes after this type of surgery, there may be complications. When this happens, the diagnosis is Failed Knee Amputation. Keep reading to learn more.

Causes & Triggers

  • Accident
  • Infection (osteomyelitis)
  • Trauma
  • Tumor or malignancy
  • Vascular disease

Signs & Symptoms

  • Bleeding
  • Drainage
  • Intractable pain
  • Limited or no range of motion above surgical site
  • Poor or inadequate healing
  • Redness
  • Skin breakdown
  • Swelling
  • Swelling
  • Warmth

Tips & Treatments

  • Treatment may include antibiotic therapies for infection in combination with further excision and/or surgical reconstruction.
These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.