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Person Nausea Leg Amputation
Not long: A leg amputation seriously impairs one's quality of life more than may be obvious. Performing the activities of daily living is central to recovery, and this is a main goal of such patients' healthcare team. As such, occupational therapy (ot) will be part of the discussion before the patient leaves the hospital. Every system is different, but ot is often available before or right after going home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Serious problems: Serious conditions such as severe infections or very low blood flow to the leg can lead to amputation. Sometimes a serious infection can get into the bone causing osteomyelityis, and sometimes antibiotics do not always work. Low blood flow risks are increased in cigarette smokers and diabetics. Ischemic or infected tissues can sometimes cause serious troubles, negatively affecting other organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All structures Cut: During a leg amputation, the surgeon starts by making a skin incision. This is designed to help in the closure of the stump. Next the muscle fascia is cut, followed by the muscles. The primary nerves, arteries and veins are then ligated ( tied off ). Next the bones are cut with a saw and the cut edges are filed down. Finally a flap of muscle tissue is used to cover the bone and the skin is closed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on reason: Amputation is a serious decision, and should be made by md. If risk of infection or gangrene is high or present, often is not optional. In some tumor cases, removal of limb to reduce spread is needed. Md will not advise doing such unless critical to your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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