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Hotness And Sweting Of Lower Limb
My extremities keep getting hot and emitting heat. I also get a strange electric shock feeling in my lower legs. I have also unintentionally lost 25lb?
Compressn neuropathy: Sometimes burning pain means a nerve was pinched. There could also be a thyroid issue as. You should thus see a Neurologist who can do the appropriate rests for compression neuropathy vs other causes including spasm, metabolic deficiencies etc. Your primary care me can start an initial work up and refer as necessary. ...Read more
The deformity of lower limb is calculated in percentage.At what percentage a person cannot travel without the assistance of escort?
Disability: I assume you are talking about an ama disability rating (impairment rating)? We need more information to better answer your question. Thanks! ...Read more
Depends: The type of prosthesis depends on the level where the leg was amputated. Most prosthesis now a days are modular so the higher up on the leg the more components are added. So there are toe fillers, prosthetic feet/ankle systems, knees, hips etc. a socket (the part where the residual limb fits into) is custom fabricated to prevent skin breakdown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daily cleaning: A prosthesis requires regular maintenance and care. Daily cleaning of the interior of the socket with a soft cloth and mild soap (not detergent). Allow to dry thoroughly overnight. Limb socks should be changed daily and washed as well. Residual soap should be avoided as this can irritate the skin. Maintenance checks with the prosthetist are equally important. ...Read more
It varies: Most leg prosthesis are modular and cost will depend on components. A below the knee (transtibial) will cost less than an above the knee (transfemoral) prosthesis. A basic transfemoral prosthesis (for patients with limited mobility) could include a sach (solid ankle cushion heel) foot, locking knee and custom socket (where the stump fits in). Custom sockets are needed to prevent skin problems. ...Read more
See below: The first person who should be responsible for your skin is you. However, the prosthetist can teach you the best way to care for your skin and what to watch out for including, red spots, pimples, rashes etc. Once you become educated about this it is really a matter of inspecting your skin daily, trying to keep it as dry as possible and being aware of any persistent irritated areas. ...Read more
Lymphedema: Is caused by a blockage in your lymphatic system, an important part of your immune and circulatory systems. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and as the fluid builds up, it causes swelling. Infection, injury (from surgery or cancer treatments) can cause this. Talk to your doctor to see if this could be the case, or if there is another medical reason for your swelling. ...Read more
I hv brownish discolored patches bilaterally on lower limbs.No itching/skin elevation,pain.patch fades and recovers on othr places bt confined to leg?
Diabetic Lower limb amputation because of gangrene 3 weeks later skin getting black around wound?is gangerene stil there?what's the reason?
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