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How much pain after below-the-knee amputation?

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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Varies

Initial pain is pain of surgery and once the wound heals very minimal pain if any.

In brief: Varies

Initial pain is pain of surgery and once the wound heals very minimal pain if any.
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Pain varies

The amount of pain may vary depending on various factors.
Immediately after surgery your best bet would be to rest and elevate the amputation site. Post operative pain will be less if you limit the swelling by elevating the involved site. Take the pain medication as needed and as recommended. Keep the bandage dry and clean and follow you doctors' instructions.

In brief: Pain varies

The amount of pain may vary depending on various factors.
Immediately after surgery your best bet would be to rest and elevate the amputation site. Post operative pain will be less if you limit the swelling by elevating the involved site. Take the pain medication as needed and as recommended. Keep the bandage dry and clean and follow you doctors' instructions.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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