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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Amputation (Overview)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs or part of it.


Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
945 doctors shared insights

Amputation (Overview)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs or part of it.


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What are the benefits of Amputation?

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 vessel disease. They're beneficial if there is no other way 2 save the extremity. This applies 2 arms, legs & digits. It is a hard decision @ times 4 both patients & surgeons 2 make. ...Read more

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In what way can I avoid an amputation?

In what way can I avoid an amputation?

Amputation: The single best thing that a diabetic can do to help prevent amputations is to control their blood sugar levels. The second thing is to make sure that you are checking your feet every day and are wearing appropriate foot wear and socks. Both of these things can be accomplished by finding a clinician and professional to assist you with the management of your disease. ...Read more

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How long does an amputation take to fully heal?

Depends: It depends on many factors including the persons overall health and the reason for the amputation. Healing can happen in as little as 10-14 days but it can take longer for other people. ...Read more

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How long does it take to auto amputation to occur?

That depends: ...On body part, amount of blood flow, underlying comorbid medical conditions (like diabetes, vascular disease) etc. At 110 tears old, you small toe, if gangrenous and/or ischemic, may auto-amputate quicker than another digit/body part etc. No definitive time answer for you. See the dr. ...Read more

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How long would it take to heal after an amputation?

Variable: What is amputated? Why? As you have seen traumatic amputations in our young, military folks heal rapidly. The older diabetic atherosclerotic ischemic person with gangrene has a more difficult time and longer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: amputation?

Removal: Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs or part of it. ...Read more

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What does your body do to respond after an amputation?

The cause was worse: Hopefully now that the offending limb is gone a body's response is first of focused healing, rather than fighting the greater insult/threat of infection/gangrene/ischemia it was dealing with before the amputation. Phantom pain seems to be associated with the duration of the pain prior to amputation. Physical therapy is critical to avoiding bad habits caused by limb loss. Pursue rehab. ...Read more

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