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Low-back pain in transfemoral amputees: is there a correlation with static or dynamic leg-length discrepancy?

Low-back pain in transfemoral amputees: is there a correlation with static or dynamic leg-length discrepancy?

Anytime: You have a change in your prosthetic components you will put stress into your lumbar spine which will result in abnormal forces there. Also being a transfemoral amputee, do you have a flexion contracture at the hip? If so, this will also place stress on the spine. Recommend seeing a physiatrist that can help with adjusting your prosthesis and abnormalities associated with amputation.

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Can a quad amputee woman give birth?

Can a quad amputee woman give birth?

Yes: But caring for an infant would be incredibly difficult.

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Can scientists regrow limbs for an amputee?

Can scientists regrow limbs for an amputee?

Not at this time.: Researach is ongoing. See: https://humanlimbregeneration. Com/military-medicine-focusing-on-humans-regrowing-limbs-like-salamanders

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is a diabetic double amputee overweight a good candidate for prosthetic limbs?

Is a diabetic double amputee overweight a good candidate for prosthetic limbs?

Depends: The level of amputation is most important as the higher the amputation the more difficult it is to walk with the prosthesis. Diabetes by itself is not a problem if controlled. Foot care is crucial to prevent amputation of the other leg. Weight might limit the options an amputee has as prosthetic components have weight limits. Inability to tolerate exercise is another limiting factor.

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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.

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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.

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Why reasons would make an amputee unable to wear prosthetics?

Many possibilities: If the person has the increased physical energy necessary to walk with a prosthesis a good rehabilitation team that includes physical therapists, prosthetists, psychologists and physical rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) can help the vast majority of amputees return to an active lifestyle.

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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.

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What is the cause of phantom pain in amputees?

Many factors: The exact cause of phantom limb pain is not completely clear. Cutting the nerves that went to the limb and later attempts by the body to heal the nerve play a role. It is also known that the area of the brain that controlled movement of the limb prior to the amputation may interpret sensation from the stump as coming from the amputated portion of the limb and that this might be painful.

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Can you have paraplegia and also be an amputee?

Can you have paraplegia and also be an amputee?

YES: Paraplegia is the loss of power in the lower extremities usually due to spinal cord (spastic variety) or peripheral nerve and muscle disease (flaccid type) amputee is a person who has had part or the whole of a limb removed this could be due to a variety of causes from vascular disease trauma or cancer.

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What would prevent an amputee from wearing prosthetics?

Multiple reasons: Successful use of a prosthesis depends on many factors. Walking with a prosthesis requires more energy than usual walking so one of the most important factors is the person's ability to tolerate the increased physical effort. When the body can tolerate the activity, a good rehabilitation team (physical therapists, prosthetists, psychologists and rehab physicians) is crucial for success.

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How long does it take for an amputee to receive prosthetic?

How long does it take for an amputee to receive prosthetic?

About 6 weeks: After the amputation is healed a prosthetic leg is usually fabricated in 6-8 weeks. Every prosthetic is custom and several fittings are required before the final product is received.

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Do people who get sex changes ever get phantom pain, like amputees do?

Do people who get sex changes ever get phantom pain, like amputees do?

Possible: Phantom genitalia has been reported in the medical literature. This is usually phantom sensation (feeling of an amputated area being present but not painful). It is much less common to have phantom pain if the area was not painful prior to the procedure.

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How is rehabilitation modified for amputees with other injuries?

How is rehabilitation modified for amputees with other injuries?

Rehabilitation: A qualified ot/pt can modify a rehabilitation program to be suitable for just about any patient. The program depends on the amputation (limb and level of amputation) and the goal desired for rehabilitation of the other injuries.

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What issues should an amputee consider shortly after amputation?

Look forward: Its easy to focus on what was lost, so its important to focus on how to make the most of what one has and try to do more today than they did yesterday.

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Would it be too much to let the amputee use their crutches on a plane?

Would it be too much to let the amputee use their crutches on a plane?

Unsure: I am not sure what your question is but airlines allow people with disabilities to use the necessary devices for ambulation. If the amputee has a prosthesis the crutches might not be necessary as the isles are narrow and the seats can serve as support. Proper technique with crutches is difficult in a plane for the same reason. Make sure you inform the airline of your needs before traveling.

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