Can u do the amputation of the foot and have him do bone surgery or would u amputate from below the knee?
Yes ; Yes to both -- Questions, but it would depend on the presentation, findings on examination, presence of vascularity or not, other conditions like diabetes, hx of smoking, skin condition of the foot, any sores/ulcers present, etc. If the problem is in the foot only with no other conditions that can affect the result, then a foot amputation will be the way to go; otherwise a bka is more appropriate.
Father in the hospital with a bacterial infection in his toe, possibly in bone. What tests can be run to confirm this prior to amputation? He needs heart surgery so they want to be sure no infection.
Hi I have a quick questions my dad has his right leg that has been amputated above the knee. He is going into surgery now within the hour he is not?
Try again. your question wasnt clear, I would try re-phrasing it. Read more...
Hi I'm a 46 year old woman who was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma in left foot amputated below knee. What does the swollen lympnode left side neck?
Likely nothing bad. Likely, this is just an infection. Most sarcomas spread through the blood stream and not lymph nodes. When they do spread through lymph nodes, from the foot they would go to the groin. That being said, if the neck lymph node doesn't go away in a couple of weeks or if it grows quickly, see your oncologist just to double check. Cancer doesn't always play by the rules. Read more...