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What causes someone to get a leg amputation after car wreck?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Complex injury: Although there can be several reasons, the most common cause is severe non repairable injury to the blood vessels that supply the leg. Sometimes severe nerve injury or loss of muscle and tissue can be the reason for amputation. A severe infection can be the reason for a amputation after an attempt to save a limb after a severe leg injury.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 years experience
Injuries: People may sustain injuries that cannot be repaired or reconstructed. In bad accidents the legs can be pinched when the motor is pushed into the cabin.

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes someone to get a leg amputation?

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Dr. Stephen Colbert
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Leg Amputation: Amputation is generally a treatment for extremities that are dead or dying, or have otherwise untreatable infection that may be life threatening. Causes include trauma, diabetes, vascular disease, or even tumors.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of someone to get a leg amputation?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Several: Trauma cancer infections atherosclerosis and gangrene diabetes and infections venous ulcers without response ( rare).
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What can cause someone to get a leg amputation?

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Dr. David Fertel
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Pad: peripheral arterial disease from diabetes and tobacco abuse are the most common causes

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