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Lower Limb Paralysis
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
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Doc said my uncle has inflammation in his backbone(c1-c4) also has pus.Now his lower limb was paralyze. Is he going to be alright? Wht cause this?
Serious condition: You are describing a spinal abscess that has affected the spinal cord. This is a very serious condition, with potentially irreversible damage. Abscess can occur from spread from other parts of the body via bloodstream, from adjacent tissue, or from procedures (injections, surgery). Treatments include surgery and appropriate antibiotics. Hopefully your uncle will improve, but no guarantees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
I hv brownish discolored patches bilaterally on lower limbs.No itching/skin elevation,pain.patch fades and recovers on othr places bt confined to leg?
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