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Lower Limb Amputation
Diabetic Lower limb amputation because of gangrene 3 weeks later skin getting black around wound?is gangerene stil there?what's the reason?
I have spasticity in my lower limb from a tbi. I tried oral and injectable drugs. Split tendon transfer is not an option. I'm active. Thoughts on amputation?
Need to adapt: You have a permanent deficit. Many children with cerebral palsy learn to live with their disability and are active and participate in regular sports and activities. You now have a form of acquired cerebral palsy. Learn to adapt to it. A good therapy program will help, and trained therapists can be sure that you have the best bracing and stretching methods to provide optimal outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mom is going for stent in lower limb due to ischemia that caused toe amputation (wound not healing). Will this resolve the problem?
IS SHE DIABETIC?: the biggest question is , is she diabetic?. the stint will improve perfusion, and circulation to the limb, but diabetic have a small vessel disease , which mean the blockage started from the end and spread up VS regular PVD started from larger vessel and goes down. either way the stint will help, but might not cured, since it s not going to cure diabetes. GOOD LUCK ...Read more
I have severe spasticity in my lower left limb due to a tbi. A split tendon transfer is not an option, is an amputation a plausible next step?
Unlikely.: It sounds like your spasticity is so tight that it is focal rigidity and is refractory to other treatments. Although the answer is complicated, for brevity, it is unlikely that spasticity producing pain, skin breakdown, or some other secondary effect will require an amputation. In addition, if pain is a problem, you may end with phantom pain thus compounding your problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Patient had lower extremity above the knee amputation , has shock reflexes every 2-5 minutes how can stop these by medicine ? When it will stop
What happens if I ever got into an accident which would lead to an amputation, will I be able to take that limb home?
Good question. ..: ..it would have 2 B sent 2 pathology first, after that I would assume U would have 2 have it released 2 a funeral parlor. Then state law may require it 2 B buried or cremated. I kno in the State of Wisconsin, only physicians R allowed to posses human body parts, even a skeleton if is human. I suppose a lawyer could help U better then an MD. ...Read more
Nerves: Phantom pains occurs after an amputation and is related to the nerves being cut during the amputation. It is unclear exactly why they occur but one of the possibilities is that the brain "memorized" the pain so it is still present even when the part of the body is removed. It usually improves with time after an amputation. If it does not meds to treat nerve pain are helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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