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can gangrene set in after a leg operation in a diabetic?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: Yes. If there are still blockages in the arteries at the level of the amputation, it is still possible to develop gangrene.
Dr. Scott Grover
General Surgery 26 years experience
YES: Gangrene can set in after a leg operation and is more likely to happen to a diabetic than a person without diabetes. If the area around a surgical site is turning dark, you should see your surgeon immediately.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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