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AKA

An abbreviation for "also known as." It is used in business when a person or, less commonly, a company, has two names or a nickname that is often used.
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The client underwent several procedures and surgeries in an attempt to save his left leg, but none were successful and he ultimately required an above-the-knee amputation.
The worst scenario is failed attempted bypass in the lower extremity, then a transmetatarsal amputation that doesn't heal, below-the-knee amputation, then above-the-knee amputation.
Compared with an above-the-knee amputation, this should allow for greatly improved (movement) and decreased cost of care in the future.
Mike Schultz was a national pro-snocross and amateur motocross rider until 2008, when a racing accident led to the above-the-knee amputation of his left leg.