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How Long After Amputation Does Pain In Nerve Endings Stop
Depends: For some people, pain in the affected limb decreases a lot after an amputation. Surgical pain may last a few days to weeks. Others develop phantom sensation or phantom pain, feeling or pain that they perceive to be in the part of the limb that is now gone. A few may have localized pain related to a neuroma, which develops at the cut end of the divided nerve. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Is this phantom pain? How long after amputation should one experience pain in nerve endings of stump?
I would be: Concerned after a few weeks. There is the possibility of phantom pain as well as stump neuromas. You should consult with your surgeon. ...Read more
I had 4 fingers amputated in May. Plus skin grafts on hand I am still in pain, throbbing, numb how long will this last? Taking gabapentin for nerve pain
Not Good, Hands Down: This is a problem. The tips of the fingers are designed for sensitivity. And the nerves often freak-out when disturbed like yours have been. The pain and heightened sensitivity can last for a long time. So, before your body gets used to it (yes, it can adjust, but you won't like it)you'll need some hand rehab if that pain doesn't go away soon. There's no ideal medication for this, so talk to your doc ...Read more
That depends: ...On body part, amount of blood flow, underlying comorbid medical conditions (like diabetes, vascular disease) etc. At 110 tears old, you small toe, if gangrenous and/or ischemic, may auto-amputate quicker than another digit/body part etc. No definitive time answer for you. See the dr. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: In most cases an amputation will heal in 4-6 weeks, but this can vary somewhat depending on the reason for the amputation. For example an amputation due to a traumatic injury in an otherwise healthy young person is expected to heal quicker and then an amputation in an older diabetic patient who has an amputation due to vascular disease. ...Read more
No: But if the diabetic pain is associated with decreased foot sensation it is important to take precautions so an amputation does not happen. Protecting the feet is crucial. Always using shoes (even inside the house), checking the feet everyday and early treatment of any foot issues is the best way to prevent any problems that may eventually result in amputation. ...Read more
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Why it is done: Healing in a foot amputations will be slow. If amputation is done on a normal healthy person like after a injury will heal with in 6 wk, but most of the foot amputations are done on diabetics, with poor circulation due to peripheral vascular diseases, with infections including gangrene of toes, will take months to heal. ...Read more
Supposing that someone had their leg amputated, how long would they have to stay in the hospital?
If sensory part of median nerve is dead, will I lose functionality which I still have. And does a dead nerve rot in the body requiring amputation?
Complicated question: The sensory part of a nerve only controls sensation - it feels numb. The motor part (moving muscles) should be intact, so you have functionality (for now). A dead nerve ultimately leads to problems - you don't sense trauma or pressure, so you can repeatedly injure a body part w/o knowing it & the sore can get infected. Over time, chronic infections set in bone, requiring amputation. HealthTap Prim ...Read more
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Months: It takes months before a stump wound heals and the swelling is fully gone. This about the time it also takes before you can try to be fitted for a prosthetic device. ...Read more
How soon after surgery do I get my prosthetic? My amputation is coming up soon. How long after the surgery will I have to wait for my prosthetic..
Until healed: Usually six weeks is enough time if you used a stump shrinker. The important point is that the amputation is fully healed and strong enough, and that the swelling has resolved. Getting fitted when swollen will lead to a loose fitting prosthesis and problems more likely sooner than later. ...Read more
Depends on why.: Amputation usually happens with trauma which could have other medical complications that would extend the hospital stay. If there are absolutely no other medical conditions associated with the amputation, the patient could be released anywhere from 2-7 days later depending on surgery and wound complications. Staple removal also depends on the specific surgery. ...Read more
Hemifoot amputation: Surgeons vary in their times to do procedures and its no different for foot amputations. But with what I know about amputations, it should not take more then 1.5 hours in the average surgeons hands. ...Read more
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Not enough info: Are your stitches still in? What do you mean by heal? ...Read more
Depends: This would depend on which three fingers were amputated and on whether the amputation was in the dominant hand. If the thumb is still present it would beach easier to learn to use the hand and therapy is usually shorter. The time will depend primarily on the type of activities that the person needs to re-learn to do with less fingers. ...Read more
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