What equipment is needed to perform transmetatarsal amputation (TMA)?

Updated: Apr 29, 2021
  • Author: Palaniappan Lakshmanan, MBBS, MS, AFRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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The choice of surgical instruments for transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) is left to the surgeon's discretion. Equipment that may be used includes the following:

  • Scalpel with blades
  • Dissection and cutting scissors
  • Retractors and handheld clamps
  • Needle holders, suture material (absorbable and nonabsorbable), and forceps (fine and toothed)
  • Diathermy device
  • Bone instruments (eg, saw, bone nibblers, osteotomes, mallet, and curettes)
  • Irrigation

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