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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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Toes (Definition)

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