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How much costs to amputate all 4 limbs, (quad amputee), all above knees and elbows?

How much costs to amputate all 4 limbs, (quad amputee), all above knees and elbows?

Bizarre question: Barbara 224, we are a community of highly trained medical doctors providing a valuable free medical advice service to the public. Either you are wasting our time on a mean spirited practical joke while mentally "normal", or you have extremely severe psychological or mental problems and should seek help for them locally. ...Read more

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How long dose a quad bypass last I had one 10 years ago not smoked for 11 years been diabetic 15 below knee amputee 2 years.

How long dose a quad bypass last I had one 10 years ago not smoked for 11 years been diabetic 15 below knee amputee 2 years.

Can't give a number: It's unusual for a female to have 4-vessel disease @ 26 so I think there's something genetic here. While genes can't yet be treated, other risk factors can. Glad that you quit smoking & hope your diabetes is well controlled. Your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol & triglycerides also need tight control. Your bypass will last longer if you address all these issues & I do wish you the best. ...Read more

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How long dose a quad bypass last I had one 10 years ago not smoked for 11 years been diabetic 15 below knee amputee 2 years.

How long dose a quad bypass last I had one 10 years ago not smoked for 11 years been diabetic 15 below knee amputee 2 years.

Heart Disease: I assume you are referring to a coronary artery bypass surgery. The extent of how long your blood vessels will remain functional and unclogged is a difficult one to answer! Some bypass surgeries are good for life while others may become diseased or "clogged" after a short amount of years. Multiple factors dictate this such as cholesterol, sugar levels and genetics. ...Read more

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I am a below knee amputee using prosthesis. Some time my back portion of stump starts burning and on further use of prothesis it develope to blister.

I am a below knee amputee using prosthesis. Some time my back portion of stump starts burning and on further use of prothesis it develope to blister.

Prosthetic fit: These are common signs of an ill fitting prosthesis. The residual limb after an amputation often changes shape and the prosthetic socket needs to be modified or replaced.. Contact your prosthetist or physical rehabilitation physician for evaluation. Once the possibility of an ill fitting prosthesis is determined your physician can investigate other possible causes. ...Read more

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I am a below the knee amputee and recently I have been dealing with lower back pain when sitting for extended periods could they be related?

I am a below the knee amputee and recently I have been dealing with lower back pain when sitting for extended periods could they be related?

Could be: The difference length in other parts of the limb may occur over time. (difference in thigh muscle girth) This might lead to a bit of a pelvic tilt and eventual unequal weight distribution on the articular elements in the lumbar spine. Plin films of the LS spine can reveal facet joint disease for example. Your therapist need to be made aware of any bone remodeling to adjust your therapy over time. ...Read more

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How do double feet amputees get around?

How do double feet amputees get around?

Different ways: Depending on the level of the amputation, people could get around either in a wheelchair, with the use of crutches and special footwear, or prosthetics. ...Read more

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Can someone with a double below the knee amputation walk again?

Can someone with a double below the knee amputation walk again?

Yes: This takes a great deal of rehabilitation. A lot depends on the preoperative cardiac and pulmonary function. ...Read more

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Will I need a wheelchair after a double knee arthroscopy?

Will I need a wheelchair after a double knee arthroscopy?

Not typically: IF it is just a standard arthroscopy with menisectomy most people can get around on crutches or a walker. IF it is more extensive surgery may require that. I let my patients ambulate as tolerated with single leg arthroscopy. I would probably recommend you take care of one knee and then 3-4 weeks later take care of the other. ...Read more

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How soon can I expect to drive after a double knee replacement ?

As soon as your: Orthopoedist and physiotherapist are able to determine that you are physically capable to drive without putting you or others at risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am likely to need a wheelchair following double knee arthroscopy?

Can you tell me if I am likely to need a wheelchair following double knee arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy: Following bilateral or 'double' knee arthroscopy i would recommend having a wheelchair available; typically you should be able to mobilize yourself and ambulate with a walker or crutches depending on your level of aerobic ability. ...Read more

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