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Wound care: Swelling, avoidance of infection, follow up with your surgeon is essential for all these things. Make sure you have a timely follow up. Make sure you inderstand how the surgeon wants you to handle the surgical wounds and when anh how to resume motion of the injured and uninjured digits. ...Read more
Surgery cost: In the U.S. surgeon fees would be around 2,000 dollars and hospital fees approximately 15,000. Costs are variable depending on how long you stay in the hospital due to comorbidities and post procedure complications. People who need amputation due to atherosclerosis and diabetes typically have coexistent heart disease and should be watched carefully for post op MI, infection, atrial fibrillation ...Read more
Very important: Post operative rehab is very important after amputation. I will speak to lower extremity amputation. This includes management of the surgical incision to make sure it heals, management of post op swelling which is common. Learning how to transfer with crutches or walker, beginning strengthening exercises for the legs and getting ready for eventual use of a prosthetic. A physiatrist is invaluable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very normal: If you had part of your hand amputated, i would suspect you have a lot of swelling. You need to keep the hand elevated above the level of your heart at all times, and, depending on the instructions from your surgeon, gentle motion of the hand will help hasten the resolution of swelling. ...Read more
How successful is an arm amputation re-connection surgery, such as if you get into a bad accident?
Low: For a major limb replantation to be successful, the limb needs to be reconnected within 6 hours before significant muscle death occurs. Even then, ultimate function will depend on nerve recovery, which may be limited based on age of the patient, smoking status, and other medical problems the patient may have. ...Read more
How soon after surgery do I get my prosthetic? My amputation is coming up soon. How long after the surgery will I have to wait for my prosthetic.
Until healed: Usually six weeks is enough time if you used a stump shrinker. The important point is that the amputation is fully healed and strong enough, and that the swelling has resolved. Getting fitted when swollen will lead to a loose fitting prosthesis and problems more likely sooner than later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 30 years old was in a car wreak in nov of 09 my ankle was almost amputated I have had 5 surgery on it bad arttits. Y is it swelling again?
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