NC98.2/S88.0 Traumatic amputation at knee level, bilateral



Traumatic amputation at the knee level is most commonly caused by accidents involving motor vehicles, motorbikes, or industrial accidents. Other causes can include gunshot wounds and crush injuries.


Diagnosis is typically made by physical examination of the affected area, along with imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis includes other traumatic injuries that can cause damage to the knee, such as fractures, dislocations, and soft tissue injuries.


Treatment depends on the severity of the injury and may include surgical amputation, physical therapy, and prosthetic fitting.


Prognosis is generally good, as long as the patient is able to adjust to the prosthetic device and use it effectively. There is a risk of infection, however, which can lead to further complications.

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