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When assessing the need for amputation, a group of USC health care professionals makes the case for considering a patient’s ambulatory functional status — or ability to get around in the world, post-amputation. (Photo/Shutterstock)

In cases where amputation seems likely, USC experts suggest an additional consideration

How well a patient will be able to get around in the world after the amputation also should be considered, a USC multidisciplinary health care team argues.