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How much weight will a person lose after a foot amputation?

How much weight will a person lose after a foot amputation?

May gain or lose : Some may gain weight while others may lose weight following and amputation. It depends on the individual. ...Read more

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more


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How much blood will I lose during foot amputation?

How much blood will I lose during foot amputation?

Not much: It should not be enough to require a transfusion unless you are anemic beforehand. Your surgeon will use a tourniquet during surgery if he is concerned about blood loss. Many times an amputation is required because there isn't enough blood to a limb, in which case blood loss should be minor. ...Read more

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Can a person drive a car after a foot amputation?

Yes: There are cars which are outfitted for handicapped people which allows even amputees to drive. ...Read more

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How do you exercise after a foot amputation?

Modify: You may have to modify your routine exercise. There will be certain limitation to consider. You want to avoid anything that causes further breakdown of your skin, leading to ulceration and further infections and amputations. Shoe modification is also very important.Depending on the level of the amp, you may need fillers to help. Also ask your doctor if any work is going to be done on your achilles. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery after a foot amputation?

How long is the recovery after a foot amputation?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, post-operative and follow up care. ...Read more

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Will I be able to run after a foot amputation?

Yes: It depends on your strength and conditioning and the level of amputation. Most people can perform all daily activities and enjoy a regular excercize routine. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be depressed after a foot amputation?

Yes: It is not uncommon for depression following any removal of part of your body such as a leg, foot, breast, or arm. Talk with your doctor about support groups in your area and medications that can help. ...Read more

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How long does a foot amputation take?

Short: Usually less than an hour, depending on how much debridement is needed, anatomical issues, technique, etc. Anesthetic choices are general, spinal or regional block. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will advise. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for a foot amputation?

How long is the recovery for a foot amputation?

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

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What actually happens during a foot amputation?

What actually happens during a foot amputation?

Series of steps: Anesthesia is provided, followed by tourniquet application. Skin is preserved to cover the amputation site, and all muscle-tendon tissues and blood vessels cut to expose the bone. A saw device is used to resect the bone and remove the amputated tissues. Closure of the skin flap is done to protect the exposed ends of the live tissue. ...Read more

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