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Medical SeverityPlay
Used mostly in serious medical situations to describe the removal of body parts. SlideAfter the crash, the surgeon decided to amputate to save the patient's life.
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Last ResortPlay
Amputation is often the last option when other treatments fail or are not viable. SlideDespite the therapy, they had to amputate to prevent the cancer from spreading.
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Emotional ImpactPlay
Can suggest emotional distress; it's a significant, life-changing event for many. SlideHe struggled to accept the need to amputate his foot after the infection.