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Healing Time For Below Knee Bk Amputation Want To Get To Rehab Asap
Im Diabateic on dialysis Just had below knee leg amputation because of wet gangrene, can I apply manuka honey dressing on amputation wound for healing?
Yes but: in general yes, depend do you have an open wound or the wound is closed and you want to speed up the healing because of your diabetes, actually honey dressing have been very popular for wound healing. It is always better to check with the surgeons that performed the surgery to make sure that there is no objection. ...Read more
What are the alternative treatment for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?
Healing....recovery: You r really speaking of 2 different periods. 'healing' would be the time post op when the wound is closed, their is infection, redness, crust, satin looks like darker normal skin--month or so. Recovery is the period after major surgery that takes months to a year: rehabilitation, pt, love and support needed to achieve optimal function-the really hard work that takes enormous inner strength. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is the rounnd about time of recovery for a below the knee amputation , when can I expect him home?
Home within a week: Depending on age and medical problems, patients with below the knee amputations can typically go home within a week. Younger healthier patients can go home earlier and older more complicated patients may stay longer. Recovery time is typically 4-6 weeks for the incision and longer if taking into consideration fittings for a prosthesis. ...Read more
Post-op Pain: It is common to have post operative incisional pain which is worst immediately after surgery and subsides over several weeks. Pain medication helps to manage this. Phantom pain is perceived pain in the amputated limb. People at risk for this had a lot of pain in their limb prior to the amputation. This could last for months/years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have AVN in my right femur, tibia, and both knees. I'm 28. Am I going to have to get my legs amputated at an older age?
Highly unlikely: The most important question is to find out why you have AVN in multiple joints. You will then need to find an orthopaedist that will be there for you for many, many years. ...Read more
Can smoking marijuana effect the healing of a amputated leg wound a month after it's been closed?
The knee is left...: A bk amputation allows saving the knee and usually some part of the tibia bone that goes down to the foot. This will also allow the prostheses to be less complex and more functional because the entire knee joint is not part of the prosthesis. Of course, if the pathology present in the leg requires an ak amputation, the surgeon will inform you; but it's always better to save the knee if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some...: Organ or tissue removal should be the last resort of medical care after no hope to survive and to restore its presumptive function. So, dislocated knee alone should not lead to amputation unless the circulation to lower extremity is deprived enough to render the local tissue nonviable and irreversalble to restore its designated function. So, ask the treating doc for definite individual specifics. ...Read more
Surgery cost: In the U.S. surgeon fees would be around 2,000 dollars and hospital fees approximately 15,000. Costs are variable depending on how long you stay in the hospital due to comorbidities and post procedure complications. People who need amputation due to atherosclerosis and diabetes typically have coexistent heart disease and should be watched carefully for post op MI, infection, atrial fibrillation ...Read more
Depends on why.: Often amp. Is the best option in a particular patient. Mostly depends on nerves working and blood flow. If you have a lack of blood flow from trauma or disease such as diabetes this lead to infections. If trauma leaves you with a foot and no sensation or bones that can't be fixed, amp may be better. With very severe leg injuries patients are back to work/lives faster with less pain and cost w/ amp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The knee is removed.: A bk amputation allows saving the knee and usually some part of the tibia bone that goes down to the foot. This will also allow the prostheses to be less complex and more functional because the entire knee joint is not part of the prosthesis. Of course, if the pathology present in the leg requires an ak amputation, the surgeon will inform you; but it's always better to save the knee if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer