I developed severe dry gangrene on right foot after trauma, 4 toes already amputated, but it is spreading very slow. How long can I delay amputation?

If there is no . Infection you can delay in definately as the gangrenous tissue will auto amputate, however, I would make sure I am evaluated by a vascular doctor.

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I have lots of dry gangrene on right foot, lost 4 toes, but it doesn't go past the mid-foot. Why would they amputate to knee? Why not just that part?

Circulation. Normally if there is a problem with blood supply to the affected part, amputation to the point of adequate circulation is necessary. You need to insist on an explanation from your treating physicians before consenting. Read more...

My mother has lost her right big toe to gangrene due to diabetic foot. It has spread to remaining 4 toes all gone black. Can we avoid amputation?

Unlikely. Diabetic foot amputations due to gangrene underscore a much bigger problem: POOR CONTROL OF DIABETES! If her gangrene has spread, amputation is a life-saving operation and must be performed! Please help your mother obtain the necessary diabetic education, medication and supplies to ensure better control of her blood sugar... you will save her life! Please consult me if additional help is needed. . Read more...
Poor Circulation. Your Mom should see a Vascular Surgeon immediately to have her circulation evaluated. Many Vascular Surgeons practice limb salvage and can help you to determine whether or not you have any other options. Read more...
VASCULAR CONSULT. Probably not, but a vascular surgeon should be part of the team, to see if some type of procedure will increase blood flow to the foot. If she smokes, stop immediately! Read more...