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what happens during a leg amputation

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
All structures Cut: During a leg amputation, the surgeon starts by making a skin incision. This is designed to help in the closure of the stump. Next the muscle fascia is ... Read More
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Leg removal: Part of leg is removed either above or below the knee.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: Usually the surgeon determines what part of the leg remains healthy and has good blood flow to decide on an amputation level. Once that is determined ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
See website: https://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pages/amputation.aspx.
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Amputation: Usually with a precise power saw. Also, reconnection of muscles to cover the stump. Length and quality of residual limb is important for good prosthet ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Serious problems: Serious conditions such as severe infections or very low blood flow to the leg can lead to amputation. Sometimes a serious infection can get into the ... Read More
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
29 years experience Vascular Surgery
Gangrene: In most instances the people that have an amputation of a leg are those that have overwelming gangrene or overwhelming infection leading to gangrene.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Yes. With the proper set-up and training many amputees enjoy the freedom of driving!
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Circulation/diabetes: Excluding injuries, leg amputations are mostly related to very poor leg circulation that does not respond to treatment (usually surgical) or diabetes ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Pad: peripheral arterial disease from diabetes and tobacco abuse are the most common causes
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Several: Trauma cancer infections atherosclerosis and gangrene diabetes and infections venous ulcers without response ( rare).
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Amputation: An amputation is a procedure in which the leg is surgically removed from the rest of the body.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
That depends on the: Diagnosis: like if its for cancer then it can be to get rid of the cancer; chronic infections sometimes are difficult to control/get rid off, so with ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Months: It takes months before a stump wound heals and the swelling is fully gone. This about the time it also takes before you can try to be fitted for a pro ... Read More

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