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Doctor insights on: Toe Amputation Complications

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more


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Can a person walk after a toe amputation?

Can a person walk after a toe amputation?

Yes: There are many people with amputation of the foot at many levels without significant changes in their gait pattern. ...Read more

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Can a person walk after having a big toe amputation?

Yes: Having a big toe removed can alter a person' s gait. Usually, an orthotic device (arch support) with a toe filler along with a good stiff soled shoe will minimize gait irregularities. Dr l. ...Read more

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What percentage of diabetics who underwent toe amputation need further surgery?

What percentage of diabetics who underwent toe amputation need further surgery?

Depends: If the toe amputation can be a wake up call to control your diabetes the chance of another amp lessens. A toe amp usually occurs as a complication from uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a toe amputation when limited blood circulation?

How long does it take to heal a toe amputation when limited blood circulation?

Depends: If there is limited circulation then it may take a long time to heal. Has there been any vascular studies performed to determine where the blockage is occurring? If this blockage can be removed then it can help with the healing process. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a toe amputation if you have very limited blood circulation?

How long does it take to heal a toe amputation if you have very limited blood circulation?

Varies: If there is infection there may be a greater chance for delayed healing if there is no infection the lack of circulation is proportional to the time it takes to heel. Less circulation means more time. ...Read more

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I had a toe amputation a year ago. What can I do to get rid of the stiffness in my foot?

I had a toe amputation a year ago. What can I do to get rid of the stiffness in my foot?

Therapy: Physical therapy to mobilze and strengthen the intrinsic muscles of the foot as well as extrinsic (in the calf) muscles. Often requires stretching of the achilles muscles as well. Wear flexible shoes and walk in the sand. ...Read more

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If someone is diabetic and needs a toe amputation due to gangrene, is the doctor suppose to use general anesthesia?

If someone is diabetic and needs a toe amputation due to gangrene, is the doctor suppose to use general anesthesia?

Not neccesarilyNot: If the patient suffers from neuropathy, they may not require any anesthesia. Local anesthesia could be sufficient as well. General is certainly not mandatory. ...Read more

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Have a cut on the underside of pinky toe at bend approximately 1/4 inch deep. Have type 1 diabetes and partial toe amputation on opposite foot.

Have a cut on the underside of pinky toe at bend approximately 1/4 inch deep. Have type 1 diabetes and partial toe amputation on opposite foot.

Fire in the hole.: Type 1 type diabetes, with a history of toe amputation already, amounts to the need for you to seek immediate attention for your laceration. Do not try to "fix" this yourself as you are playing with fire. ...Read more

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DM type I, kidney failure, recent toe amputation due to ischemia. Wound is not healing properly. Would supplementation w Vit C help? What dose?

DM type I, kidney failure, recent toe amputation due to ischemia. Wound is not healing properly. Would supplementation w Vit C help? What dose?

So sorry: I'm very sorry for your unfortunate bad luck. Sadly, vitamin C will be of no value to you. Hyperbaric oxygen may help. Evaluation in a specialized wound center is helpful - sometimes there's an element of infection present that can be treated. Good wound care and debridement is important. Cilostazol helps some people. I assume you're anemic and that should be corrected if possible. ...Read more

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My mom is going for stent in lower limb due to ischemia that caused toe amputation (wound not healing). Will this resolve the problem?

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

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Healing time for toe amputation? (DM+; 63y/o, F; varicose veins 20+ years; poor circulation before surgery - surgeon did stent procedure -success).

Healing time for toe amputation? (DM+; 63y/o, F; varicose veins 20+ years; poor circulation before surgery - surgeon did stent procedure -success).

Up to 6 weeks: Since you have diabetes, your healing will be unfortunately somewhat slower especially since the surgery was in your lower extremity. However, please check with your vascular surgeon to confirm how you are doing in terms of recovery, and he/she will keep you informed if you will recover in 6 weeks or need more time. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can a foot wart cause severe limb/foot complications and/or amputation in a diabetic, even if it's been frozen by a doctor but still remains?

NO: Why Benadryl? Why topical antibiotic? Which antibiotic? A foot wart will not result in amputation or severe "complications" if treated or not. This question makes no sense. What does your Dr say? Have you seen a dermatologist? Many "warts" are actually something else. Most topical antibiotics are useless and often harmful. ...Read more

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Lost circulation to toes, can move one set but not the other. What are the chances they will have to be amputated?

Lost circulation to toes, can move one set but not the other. What are the chances they will have to be amputated?

High risk: If you genuinely believe there is a loss of circulation to any part of your body, you must seek immediate medical attention. A vascular surgeon or interventional radiologist/cardiologist may be able to reconstitute your circulation. The longer you wait the higher risk of amputation. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to get 2 of my toes amputated voluntarily?

Am i allowed to get 2 of my toes amputated voluntarily?

No: I don't believe any ethical surgeon would amputate without medical reason. Why would you? ...Read more

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Amputation of toe string left in by dr.

Stringulation???: For the life of me, I cannot figure out what "string left in my foot", can possibly be describing. Amputation of a toe is generally the result of trauma, poor blood supply or a serious infection. More details are needed to make sense of your concern. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more