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Amputation At Hip
I had osteogenic sarcoma, with a van nes rotation amputation. My hip has a bursa and steroid injections have stopped working. How can I get rid of it?
Broken bones: If u break your artificial hip you usually get it fixed not your leg amputated. ...Read more
My father has 2 artificial knees and 2 artificial hips. One of his legs is being amputated because of mrsa. Can the MRSA be hiding in the other artifi?
Depends on reason: Amputation is a serious decision, and should be made by md. If risk of infection or gangrene is high or present, often is not optional. In some tumor cases, removal of limb to reduce spread is needed. Md will not advise doing such unless critical to your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Amputations are traumatic and disrupt the arteries, nerves, veins, and soft tissues. The question of survival without assistance is really dependent on the location of an amputation. A finger amputation is not the same as a thigh or calf amputation. It is unlikely for someone to survive a thigh or calf amputation without medical assistance. There is loss of blood, fluids and a risk of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: For some people, pain in the affected limb decreases a lot after an amputation. Surgical pain may last a few days to weeks. Others develop phantom sensation or phantom pain, feeling or pain that they perceive to be in the part of the limb that is now gone. A few may have localized pain related to a neuroma, which develops at the cut end of the divided nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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