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Lower Limb Bypass
GSV: Usually the great or small saphenous vein in the thigh or calf, respectively. Many places are using arteries from the chest muscle also. Read more
It varies: Most leg prosthesis are modular and cost will depend on components. A below the knee (transtibial) will cost less than an above the knee (transfemoral) prosthesis. A basic transfemoral prosthesis (for patients with limited mobility) could include a sach (solid ankle cushion heel) foot, locking knee and custom socket (where the stump fits in). Custom sockets are needed to prevent skin problems. Read more
Depends: The type of prosthesis depends on the level where the leg was amputated. Most prosthesis now a days are modular so the higher up on the leg the more components are added. So there are toe fillers, prosthetic feet/ankle systems, knees, hips etc. A socket (the part where the residual limb fits into) is custom fabricated to prevent skin breakdown. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The first person who should be responsible for your skin is you. However, the prosthetist can teach you the best way to care for your skin and what to watch out for including, red spots, pimples, rashes etc. Once you become educated about this it is really a matter of inspecting your skin daily, trying to keep it as dry as possible and being aware of any persistent irritated areas. Read more
Generally not, but: It makes a difference depending on the underlying cause for the paralysis. If the paralysis is due to trauma or congenital problem, shouldn't affect fertility. If due to an underlying systemic disease, such as vasculitis, autoimmune disorder, multiple sclerosis, . ..It may. As usualy, need to see primary care physician, gynecologist, probably neurologist, maybe endocrinologist. Read more
Lymphedema: Is caused by a blockage in your lymphatic system, an important part of your immune and circulatory systems. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and as the fluid builds up, it causes swelling. Infection, injury (from surgery or cancer treatments) can cause this. Talk to your doctor to see if this could be the case, or if there is another medical reason for your swelling. Read more
Is it possible to increase 20cm of height with limb lengthening? 10cm on the upper leg and 10cm on the lower leg.
I noticed my left lower limb is swollen. After a few days other leg got swollen. Doppler study shows that bilateral subcutaneous leg edema noted. Why?
Could: Be many reasons, kidney function needs checking, salt intake should be limited, venous status needs addressing and cardiac functions. See a doctor to review your medical status Read more
Daily cleaning: A prosthesis requires regular maintenance and care. Daily cleaning of the interior of the socket with a soft cloth and mild soap (not detergent). Allow to dry thoroughly overnight. Limb socks should be changed daily and washed as well. Residual soap should be avoided as this can irritate the skin. Maintenance checks with the prosthetist are equally important. Read more
EMG report say the sensory nerve conduction amplitude in the Right lower limb were on the lower limits of normal. What does that mean?
Means it's normal: Low or high end of normal is still normal when it comes to that sort of statement on an EMG report. If, however, the clinical situation were explained a bit more or if there were other EMG's you've had in the past that show a distinct change from these results then, there might reason to question the stated "normality." Otherwise, be glad you're done with the test! Good luck. Read more
Diabetic Lower limb amputation because of gangrene 3 weeks later skin getting black around wound? Is gangerene stil there? What's the reason?
At the l4-l5 level there is a diffuse circumferencial disc protrusion causing anterior thecal compresion causing heaviness of lower limb with pain?
Depends: A protrusion of the l4-5 disc is not unusual and can be associated with back and leg pain. It is quite a bit less common for it to cause a sensation of heaviness in the legs and so it is very important to make sure there is nothing else going on. A detailed exam and appropriate additional studies can usually determine the cause. Thank you. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A 47 year women with complain of lower area (lower limb) and in the back during standing sitting and also lying down position. Also have cesarian op?
See your docotor: Depend on when did you have your operation either way you need to see your doctor preferably the surgeon that did your operation and ask if what you feel is related to surgery or not at least you get to be evaluated and either you will be assured or treated Read more
The deformity of lower limb is calculated in percentage. At what percentage a person cannot travel without the assistance of escort?
Disability: I assume you are talking about an ama disability rating (impairment rating)? We need more information to better answer your question. Thanks! Read more
Not sure but: In general in case the heart, liver and kidney functions are normal and the toes are not involved in the edema I would look to make sure the deep leg veins are normal or not. No idea when was the c-section and the time frame between the surgery and edema of the limb. So, have a d-dimer test (blood) and a leg vein ultrasound to r/o and possibility of a DVT (clot). Rare but does occur... Read more
Slurred speech: This combination of symptoms could be caused by many, serious things. I strongly urge you to consult a neurologist as soon as possible. Read more
If you develope a blood clot in the femoar vein of the left lower limb, what could happen if the clot breaks loose?
Pulmomary Embolism: Dvt can break free from your deep veins, travel through your bloodstream, and lodge in your lungs. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency. Dvt can also lead to chronic vein problems and swelling treatment with blood thinners is very effective in reducing risk. Compression stocking also recommended. Read more