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How Bad Is The Pain If You Get Amputation From The Knee Down
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
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
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
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