1. Sites of election for amputation in the lower extremity from a functional standpoint are:
The bases of the metatarsal bones in the foot.
Middle third of the leg.
Supracondylar in the thigh.
2. The surgical technique of the mid-leg amputation and of the supracondylar tendoplastic amputation is described.
3. The aperiosteal method is considered the method of choice in the closed amputation.
4. Large muscle pads over the stump end are objectionable.