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How do surgeons decide where to amputate?

When deciding where to make an amputation, surgeons need to evaluate which body tissues have the best opportunity for survival. One issue to consider is the blood supply to the area. Various sophisticated techniques can be used to measure skin temperature, blood pressure and blood flow.

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