In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), amputation for tumors, trauma, infections, and chronic diseases is a common surgical procedure and often remains the best or only option as limb salvage is rarely feasible . Surgeons working in low-resource environments must therefore be very comfortable with a variety of amputation techniques .
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