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What are the risks of a below the knee amputation to a diabetic?

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Dr. Thomas Kennedy
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Complicated

The answer to this question is complicated and is best addressed by your surgeon as part of a preoperative discussion of the risks and benefits of the surgery.
Only with a detailed discussion can the potential benefits be weighed against the risks and an informed decision made.

In brief: Complicated

The answer to this question is complicated and is best addressed by your surgeon as part of a preoperative discussion of the risks and benefits of the surgery.
Only with a detailed discussion can the potential benefits be weighed against the risks and an informed decision made.
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Many risks

Risk of any surgery include: pain, swelling, numbness, infection, delayed healing, no-healing and possible need for further surgical management.
Following an amputation people will be able to walk with a prosthesis, however they may experience an alteration in their gait.

In brief: Many risks

Risk of any surgery include: pain, swelling, numbness, infection, delayed healing, no-healing and possible need for further surgical management.
Following an amputation people will be able to walk with a prosthesis, however they may experience an alteration in their gait.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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