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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Amputation : It can be. I would trust your health care advisors. They would not make this recommendation lightly. But, it is always okay to get a second opinion ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Dead Tissue: Tissue that is so badly mangled or infected that it is unrepairable
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
That's a question-: -that can't really B answered. U do not give us the situation . If gangrenous, severely injured with compromise of circulation, a diabetic with small ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
?: Stay away from power saws?
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Almost always...: Amputations in the digits can almost always be revised. This can be done for any number of reasons: pain, bone end too close to the skin, better fitti ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ann Holland
27 years experience in Podiatry
Numb Diabetic Feet: We have found in our podiatry clinic that there is a lot of variability in levels of severity of diabetic neuropathy and symptoms also vary but mostly ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience in Vascular Surgery
See website: https://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pages/amputation.aspx.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tharesh Udupa
21 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: If the toe amputation can be a wake up call to control your diabetes the chance of another amp lessens. A toe amp usually occurs as a complication fr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience in Podiatry
Transmetatarsal Amp: For a transmetatarsal amputation, the front part of the foot is removed anywhere from just behind the ball of the foot to about the midpart of the arc ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: No one is really sure although the evidence suggests that if the limb was painful prior to the amputation, there is a higher liklihood of phantom pain ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian
30 years experience in Phlebology
Surgery cost: In the U.S. surgeon fees would be around 2,000 dollars and hospital fees approximately 15,000. Costs are variable depending on how long you stay in t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Life for an amputee: The patient needs to be evaluated for arterial disease of his heart and brain. Peripheral artery disease (pad) is found system wide, not only in the l ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience in General Surgery
Examine by pathology: Any tissues that are removed during a surgical procedure are sent to a pathologist for review. Very small specimens may be kept on file for a while (m ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a Doc: While a certain amount of swelling is typical after any amputation, it is best to see the surgeon that operated on you to make sure there is no infect ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Not difficult: For a qualified surgeon.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Healing....recovery: You r really speaking of 2 different periods. 'healing' would be the time post op when the wound is closed, their is infection, redness, crust, satin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Golden
20 years experience in Urology
Peroneal nerve: Isolated foot drop after surgery is likely due to pressure on the lateral aspect of the leg just below the knee during surgery. As seen in the pictur ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
The knee is left...: A bk amputation allows saving the knee and usually some part of the tibia bone that goes down to the foot. This will also allow the prostheses to be l ... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Statistically...: Unfortunately, these effects you describe don't just have an effect on the feet and legs. The effect vital organs are effected as well. 5 years has b ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Depends: Long standing neglected poorly controlled diabetics lower extremity is more often involved than upper extremity. More often legs are amputated rarely ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Kress
44 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Diabetes destroys the peripheral circulation. Faster when out of control, slower with good control. The feet as the most distant part of the circula ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Not many.: If it is the large toe, one would have difficulty propulsing but definately still able to walk. If it is a second toe, the large toe can drift towards ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Complicated: The answer to this question is complicated and is best addressed by your surgeon as part of a preoperative discussion of the risks and benefits of the ... Read More
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