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Can drinking more sugar lead to worsened diabetes and increased need for leg amputation?

Can drinking more sugar lead to worsened diabetes and increased need for leg amputation?

Yes: Uncontrolled diabetes is a leading cause of amputations. It's crucial for diabetics to keep their blood sugar levels normal. Drinking soda, sports drinks, etc. Can make that very difficult. ...Read more

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Amputation (Definition)

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Could a knee injury lead to requiring a leg amputation?

Could a knee injury lead to requiring a leg amputation?

Rarely, yes: A severe knee injury could but this is rare. Some examples 1. If you sustained a severe tibial plateau fracture, for example, which became chronically infected. 2. Knee dislocation with unrecognized damage to the artery behind the knee. ...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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Is it possible to have leg amputation if you have kidney problems?

Is it possible to have leg amputation if you have kidney problems?

Yes: Unfortunately, one of the more common groups of patients who require amputations are diabetics, who frequently also have kidney disease. The kidney disease in itself does not impact the surgery, but severe kidney disease is correlated with increased risk of complications around the time of surgery. ...Read more

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How do I explain my mother's leg amputation to my daughter?

Saved her life: Hopefully your daughter is old enough to understand death. And it would seem obvious that a treatment as severe as an amputation was necessary to save your mother's life. "the doctors saved grandma's life." will show her how important it is. The second part, getting her to be comfortable with it, is all on you...You have to set an example and be ok with the new deformity. ...Read more

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Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

Yes: Yes. With the proper set-up and training many amputees enjoy the freedom of driving! ...Read more

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Which leg diseases can cause a leg amputation?

Which leg diseases can cause a leg amputation?

Circulation/diabetes: Excluding injuries, leg amputations are mostly related to very poor leg circulation that does not respond to treatment (usually surgical) or diabetes related sores/wounds. Tumors are also possible but not as common. ...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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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 you explain the difference between leg amputation at or above the knee?

Similar: Amputations at the level of the knee (thru the knee joint) are uncommon in adults as the function of the knee is lost and it is difficult to fit with a prosthetic knee. Must commonly amputations are done above the knee (transfemoral). If possible it is good to try to save the knee with a below the knee amputation as it is easier to walk and it takes much less energy that above the knee. ...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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For someone who has diebetes with no kidney that needs to have a leg amputation still recieve a kidney?

For someone who has diebetes with no kidney that needs to have a leg amputation still recieve a kidney?

Transplant possible: Patients with severe kidney failure should consider transplant as an alternative to dialysis. History of amputation by itself will not disqualify someone from transplant. In order to qualify for a transplant you have to have funding, be cancer free, and your heart & lungs strong enough. That is an oversimplification, there are other criteria as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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Is leg amputation the only option for a bone infection?

It depends.: It depends on the extent of the infection; if the infection is into a joint; how good/bad is the circulation in the leg? Can the patient undergo perhaps several long surgeries. Is the patient diabetic. Does the patient walk now - if not they probably won't walk after surgery so why risk ur life with several surgeries for a leg u don't really use. This issue is 2 complicated to answer in 400 words. ...Read more

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Is revascularisationand an option for small vessel disease, regarding leg amputation? What questions should I ask her doctor?

Is revascularisationand an option for small vessel disease, regarding leg amputation? What questions should I ask her doctor?

Some times: If revasculizing leads to a higher flow rate and increased pressure then small blood vessels may open up and deliver more oxygen to the tissues. But if the small vessels are clogged as we see with diabetes ( which effect small and large vessels) then it may not help. Hopefully there are only small isolated areas of blockage and the body will compensate with making new collateral vessels. ...Read more

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How is a leg amputation done?

Amputation: Usually with a precise power saw. Also, reconnection of muscles to cover the stump. Length and quality of residual limb is important for good prosthetic fit. ...Read more

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