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Can a person get his leg amputated because of an infected splinter?

Can a person get his leg amputated because of an infected splinter?

Unlikely: There would have to be a grossly contaminated splinter with an aggressive invasive organism that could advance fast enough in someone who had not yet sought treatment to develop a necrotizing infection or gangrene, mandating amputation. ...Read more

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

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 a person get an artificial leg that he can swim with after a below knee amputation?

Yes: There are several prostheses specifically made for swimming. Here are a couple of links: www.Rampro.Net/info1.Htm, www.Wired.Com/magazine/2010/11/pl_designlimbs/, . ...Read more

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What causes someone to get a leg amputation after car wreck?

What causes someone to get a leg amputation after car wreck?

Injuries: People may sustain injuries that cannot be repaired or reconstructed. In bad accidents the legs can be pinched when the motor is pushed into the cabin. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes someone to get a leg amputation?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes someone to get a leg amputation?

Leg Amputation: Amputation is generally a treatment for extremities that are dead or dying, or have otherwise untreatable infection that may be life threatening. Causes include trauma, diabetes, vascular disease, or even tumors. ...Read more

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Could it be alright to have a leg amputated to get rid of frequent knee pain?

Could it be alright to have a leg amputated to get rid of frequent knee pain?

WOW: Amputation would be a drastic treatment for knee pain and is usually reserved for severe infection or circulation deficiency. There are many other treatments that are far more popular for knee pain...Depending on the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What other ways that a leg can get amputated because of a knee injury besides knee dislocation and how bad does it have to get? Pinching nerves?

What other ways  that a leg can get amputated because of a knee injury besides knee dislocation and how bad does it have to get? Pinching nerves?

Usually not done: There would have to be something else - not the settiin you describe. Tumors or loss of blood supply would be some that might. You can discuss these with your physician. ...Read more

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If you have a foot amputation to get rid of gangrene, will you later need a leg amputation?

If you have a foot amputation to get rid of gangrene, will you later need a leg amputation?

It is possible.: Sometime people go on to have a higher level amputation if the infection is not controlled or if the circulation is not adequate for healing to take place. ...Read more

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