During an amputation, stabilization of the divided muscles is of utmost importance.
Applying the myodesis technique for distal muscle stabilization gives greater stability as it involves the direct suturing of muscle or tendon to the bone.
- Myodesis is contraindicated in peripheral vascular diseases.
- Myodesis is not recommended for ischemic patients, in severe ischemia because of the increased risk of wound breakdown.
- Instead, the surgeon will probably employ the technique of myoplasty.