A 31-year-old member asked:
Supposing that someone had their leg amputated, how long would they have to stay in the hospital?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Payam Rafatanswered
Podiatry 24 years experience
Recovery times vary: Recovery time may vary case by case depending on many factors including patients general health, age, infection control and post surgical recovery. The patient will need a physical therapy referral for evaluation for a prosthetic limb.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me if someone had their leg amputated, how long would they stay in the hospital?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarryanswered
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Depends on why.: Amputation usually happens with trauma which could have other medical complications that would extend the hospital stay. If there are absolutely no other medical conditions associated with the amputation, the patient could be released anywhere from 2-7 days later depending on surgery and wound complications. Staple removal also depends on the specific surgery.
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Last updated Feb 8, 2014
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