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Are patients often given an antidepressant after leg amputation?

Are patients often given an antidepressant after leg amputation?

Sometimes: While not all patients develop significant depression following an amputation, they can especially if it was unexpected. If they do, grief therapy and sometimes antidepressants can be used to help them cope with the loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Amputation (Definition)

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


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After one week from leg amputation does the patient start to have shaky hands and slurred speech?

After one week from leg amputation does the patient start to have shaky hands and slurred speech?

Go to ER: Shaky hands and slurred speech are not expected results of leg amputation and are concerning symptoms. Immediate medical evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Pt with small fiber cidp in lvl 8-9 pain, bed bound, pain meds are maxed, neurologists have given up, pain mgtmt tried it all; is leg amputation opt?

Pt  with small fiber cidp in lvl 8-9 pain, bed bound, pain meds are maxed, neurologists have given up, pain mgtmt tried it all; is leg amputation opt?

Hang in there: Maybe you think you have been fully treated, but that may not be so. In many cases, infusions of intravenous Immune Globulin monthly, have turned the tide. Chronic steroids might also be an option. There are a limited number of causes for small fiber neuropathy, and treating the underlying cause might be useful. Might seek additional opinions from neurologists in scottsdale or at mayo, arizona. ...Read more

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Can a person get long-term nausea from a leg amputation?

No: Unless there is an ongoing issue with the amputation site (infection most likely) nausea is not related to it. Even with active issues nausea would be very rare. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are psychological services to deal with leg amputation?

Can you tell me if there are psychological services to deal with leg amputation?

Yes there are.: Your surgeon performing your amputation should be able to put you in touch with your local services. The amputee coalition is an excellent resource. Here is the link: http://www.Amputee-coalition.Org/. ...Read more

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How long after a leg amputation should a person see an occupational therapist?

How long after a leg amputation should a person see an occupational therapist?

Not long: A leg amputation seriously impairs one's quality of life more than may be obvious. Performing the activities of daily living is central to recovery, and this is a main goal of such patients' healthcare team. As such, occupational therapy (ot) will be part of the discussion before the patient leaves the hospital. Every system is different, but ot is often available before or right after going home. ...Read more

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How long will I have physical therapy after amputation? How long will physical therapy last after a leg amputation? .

How long will I have physical therapy after amputation? How long will physical therapy last after a leg amputation?

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Depends: This depends on many factors including overall health, reason and type of amputation, and walking ability prior to the amputation among others. I would say that most people require between 2-3 months but again there is great variability between people. ...Read more

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How long will I have physical therapy after amputation? How long will physical therapy last after a leg amputation? .

How long will I have physical therapy after amputation? How long will physical therapy last after a leg amputation?

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Depends: This depends on many factors including overall health, reason and type of amputation, and walking ability prior to the amputation among others. I would say that most people require between 2-3 months but again there is great variability between people. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take someone to recover from leg amputation?

Months: It takes months before a stump wound heals and the swelling is fully gone. This about the time it also takes before you can try to be fitted for a prosthetic device. ...Read more

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Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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Leg Amputation (Definition)

Surgical removal of leg . This can be either below ...Read more