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Is it possible to still feel pain or discomfort after your leg was amputated?

Is it possible to still feel pain or discomfort after your leg was amputated?

Yes: This is actually extremely common. It is called phantom pain. At least 2/3 of patients admit to phantom pain. Normal pain medications will not help. Some nerve medications may decrease symptoms. Also, touching the bottom of your stump will help to tell the nerves that the leg is no longer there. This typically improves over time. ...Read more

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What could cause me to still feel my amputated leg?

What could cause me to still feel my amputated leg?

Phantom pain: Phantom pain sensations are described as perceptions that an individual may experience relating to a limb that is no longer physically part of the body. ...Read more

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I still have serious pain from a leg amputation that I had 5 years ago. Can anyone suggest any pain relief?

I still have serious pain from a leg amputation that I had 5 years ago. Can anyone suggest any pain relief?

Phantom pain: You are likely suffering from phantom pain, a syndrome that afflicts patients after limb amputation. The syndrome is poorly understood but you do have some treatment options. You should seek a pain specialist with experience treating this syndrome. ...Read more

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For someone who has diebetes with no kidney that needs to have a leg amputation still recieve a kidney?

For someone who has diebetes with no kidney that needs to have a leg amputation still recieve a kidney?

Transplant possible: Patients with severe kidney failure should consider transplant as an alternative to dialysis. History of amputation by itself will not disqualify someone from transplant. In order to qualify for a transplant you have to have funding, be cancer free, and your heart & lungs strong enough. That is an oversimplification, there are other criteria as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had my leg amputated, but I can still feel or sense an itch on my foot. Is this normal?

I had my leg amputated, but I can still feel or sense an itch on my foot. Is this normal?

Yes: Yes. These are phantom sensations or pain. They are very common soon after an amputation and can persist sometimes years after. Most often they die down with time. People who had a lot of pain just prior to the amputation are more likely to experience phantom pain. ...Read more

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Had below-knee right leg amputation and damage around knee on left leg 2 years ago. Can walk on prosthetic leg. Can I still go through a pregnancy?

Had below-knee right leg amputation and damage around knee on left leg 2 years ago. Can walk on prosthetic leg. Can I still go through a pregnancy?

Pregnancy problem : Do you have diabetes type 1 or chronic kidney failure? If yes, pregnancy is possible however many complications can be expected and must be handled by competent Endocrinologist, nephrologist (kidney specialist) and high risk Obstetrician. If you had amputation for other reasons such as complicated fractures or tumor, no chronic medical disease then the should have no problem with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can you stay active if you've had one leg amputated?

How can you stay active if you've had one leg amputated?

What level is the am: Watch the paralympics for ideas to answer i need to know the level of the amputation above or below the knee work with a physiatrist they are rehab doctors and a recreational therapist can help you with adaptive equipment. ...Read more

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What type of injury can cripple one leg without amputation?

What type of injury can cripple one leg without amputation?

Many possibilities: Vascular compromise, infection, cold injuries, and burns can be limb threatening. ...Read more

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Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

Yes: Yes. With the proper set-up and training many amputees enjoy the freedom of driving! ...Read more

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Which leg diseases can cause a leg amputation?

Which leg diseases can cause a leg amputation?

Circulation/diabetes: Excluding injuries, leg amputations are mostly related to very poor leg circulation that does not respond to treatment (usually surgical) or diabetes related sores/wounds. Tumors are also possible but not as common. ...Read more

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What causes someone to get a leg amputation after car wreck?

What causes someone to get a leg amputation after car wreck?

Injuries: People may sustain injuries that cannot be repaired or reconstructed. In bad accidents the legs can be pinched when the motor is pushed into the cabin. ...Read more

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Can a person get his leg amputated because of an infected splinter?

Can a person get his leg amputated because of an infected splinter?

Unlikely: There would have to be a grossly contaminated splinter with an aggressive invasive organism that could advance fast enough in someone who had not yet sought treatment to develop a necrotizing infection or gangrene, mandating amputation. ...Read more

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What is the probability that a person will have their leg amputated if they have diabetes?

What is the probability that a person will have their leg amputated if they have diabetes?

Uncommon: As improvement in diabetes management has occurred, the incidence of amputations has decreased. With good diabetes control, control of hypertension and cholesterol, the chance of needling amputation is very low. Smoking is a major risk factor with diabetes, and is the most important thing to avoid. ...Read more

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Supposing that someone had their leg amputated, how long would they have to stay in the hospital?

Supposing that someone had their leg amputated, how long would they have to stay in the hospital?

Recovery times vary: Recovery time may vary case by case depending on many factors including patients general health, age, infection control and post surgical recovery. The patient will need a physical therapy referral for evaluation for a prosthetic limb. ...Read more

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Is a leg or arm amputation common in our returning vets?

Is a leg or arm amputation common in our returning vets?

Yes : Amputation is performed for injuries that reconstruction of the limb due to massive tissue damage, non repairable vascular or nerve injury and uncontrolled life treatening infections. All of which occur in war time form gunshots and bomb blasts. Pray for peace! ...Read more

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What happens during an above the knee amputation to your leg?

What happens during an above the knee amputation to your leg?

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 more

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Is it possible to have only part of your leg or foot amputated?

Is it possible to have only part of your leg or foot amputated?

Yes: Surgeons typically try to save healtht tissue, though amputations are often done at certain locations for anatomic or cosmetic reasons. Common amputations are at the toe level, transmetatarsal-midfoot, ankle, below the knee and above the knee. The location depends on what you and the surgeon feel will give you the best healing and quality of life. Anesthetic technique will depend on location. ...Read more

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Is leg amputation the only option for a bone infection?

It depends.: It depends on the extent of the infection; if the infection is into a joint; how good/bad is the circulation in the leg? Can the patient undergo perhaps several long surgeries. Is the patient diabetic. Does the patient walk now - if not they probably won't walk after surgery so why risk ur life with several surgeries for a leg u don't really use. This issue is 2 complicated to answer in 400 words. ...Read more

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How is a leg amputation done?

Amputation: Usually with a precise power saw. Also, reconnection of muscles to cover the stump. Length and quality of residual limb is important for good prosthetic fit. ...Read more

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