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Old 06-25-2017, 02:12 PM
Weisshund Weisshund is offline
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Originally Posted by Willcross View Post
I wonder if a guillotine style device was ever used to removed the infected limb at the nearest joint? Seems like it would be much easier.

My god man, are all people in your time butchers?

A guillotine CHOPS.
No matter how fast, it still chops.
Chopped bone simply crushes and shatters, now you have to cut again up higher past the shattered parts.
Bone joints are not exactly flat with big gaps in them.

Also, how would the surgeon then close the amputation? he didnt get to save any skin and tissue to do it with?
I dont think you can just go about life with your amputation looking like the end of a chicken drumstick, unless you life ends shortly afterwards?