Dry gangrene toe - Doctor answers
82 yoM, Pradaxa (Afib) til 7/8, when pain, small gangrene 5th toe. Now much worse. CABG, dementia, uses walker. Arteriogram/surg possible before 7/15?
Unclear question.: Certainly consulting current treating physicians about surgery on the toe makes sense. The things that increase risk of heart disease and need for CABG all increase likelihood of dementia. Major surgeries like a CABG can cause, worsen and/or make cognitive impairment and dementia more apparent. Palliative care and symptom management may be a preferred approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom has develop dry gangrene in toe nails with heavy pain and she could sleep by laying on bed. She seats round the clock. Kindly advice treatment?
Mom (diabetic)has dry gangrene on toe. Angioplasty failed, doctors say vascular surgery imposible (foot veins too small), how can we restore bloodflow?
You don't: Gangrene is dead tissue. If there is gangrene of the toe, that part of the toe is gone. If there is poor blood flow to the leg, there are techniques to improve flow, starting proximally and going toward the foot. These may or may not work, but they are designed to limit the level of an amputation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Need treatment because it would lead to more serious infection and possible loss of foot or leg. ...Read more
Can (super)microsurgery help revascularize diabetic foot (with dry gangrene on 1 toe)? If so, are there surgeons in Europe (Holland) who do this?
Varying opinions: You will hear different opinions on this. If it were my toe, I would have it surgically amputated. That tissue is dead, so a secondary/emerging infection is possible and this can spread rapidly. I personally think the risk of that versus the risk of having surgery is greater. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only if this is: Advice after seeing a vascular surgeon and or podiatrist. You need to assess the vascular flow tot he foot. If it is bad and you keep waiting you can lose more of your foot potentially. ...Read more
My toe was fractured. It wasn't reduced properly. Now it is dry gangrene and last 2 toes don't touch ground. My doc tells me to wait. I'm distressed?
Rare diagnosis at 22: Fracture of toes will not result dry gangrene, more often in elderly people with poor circulation. At 22 may not be gangrene, ecchymosis (old blood under the skin) may be interpreted as gangrene by you, Speak to your doctor again, if you are not happy get a second opinion s soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most of my 5th toe is dry gangrene some part is okay. Doc advised me to wait & watch it. My toe feels detached & hasn't been reduced properly.?
Why?? and how???:
Why a 22 years old get gangrene, it does not make any sense medically.
did you have an accident where your toe was crushed? Did you have a dislocation? even if you did have dislocation even if it was not reduced properly that does not cause gangrene.
send a picture if you can ...Read more
After a fracture reduction gone bad my dr tells me my toe is dry gangrene. But all of it is not black there are tiny red islands. Can I recover?
How bad a fracture can go?
the discoloration after trauma is not a gangrene, and I do not know why any doctor will make such a comment, because it is impossible for you to have a dry gangrene.
any toe fracture except the big toe could be reduced and taped to the next toe, and it will recover nicely.
my advise get a second opinion, something is not right ...Read more
I developed severe dry gangrene on right foot after trauma, 4 toes already amputated, but it is spreading very slow. How long can I delay amputation?
If there is no: Infection you can delay in definately as the gangrenous tissue will auto amputate, however, I would make sure I am evaluated by a vascular doctor. ...Read more
I have lots of dry gangrene on right foot, lost 4 toes, but it doesn't go past the mid-foot. Why would they amputate to knee? Why not just that part?
After a month of displaced toe fracture it's now dry gangrene. Immobile hard scaly. Also my last three toes don't touch the ground in neutral position?
Suffered a displaced phalanx fracture a month ago. Now my doc says my toe is dry gangrene except for a tiny portion at the ventral side. Can I recover?
Yes without toe: If Dr. Is correct and fractured phalanx has lost blood supply then loss of toe will occur. In an extremity when blood supply is lost a vascular surgeon attempts vessel graft but this requires a large vessel even if graft employed. In the toe no vessel can be re established when lost and gangrene sets in. With wet gangrene surgery needed immediately. Dry gangrene if left will need amputation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No treatment: Dry gangrene by definition is dead tissue. If it is dry you can allow it to seperate and fall off depending on where it is. The most important issue is why it happened and how to prevent it from recurring. The body will heal the living tissue and the gangrene will fall off like a scab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk can be lowered: Signs of peripheral artery disease (pad) are: pain in the calf muscle with walking that is relieved with rest, pain in the foot at nighttime that improves with standing, and poorly healing foot or ankle wounds. Diagnosing pad, determining the severity of disease, and treating it appropriately (risk factor management and/or intervention) can help lessen the risk of developing gangrene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dead tissue: Dry gangrene refers to dead (necrotic) tissue that is not infected with microbes. The area may look black with a red, painful, warm border. Wet gangrene is moist, necrotic tissue that is infected with a variety of microbes that can produce nasty smelling gasses. Of course, wet gangrene is worse than dry. ...Read more