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What are the risks of an above the knee amputation if severe hypertension and diabetes?
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Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Slow wound
Healing but chances are if you need to have an above knee amputation then you're at greater risk of getting a blood infection and dying if you don't get the amputation.

In brief: Slow wound
Healing but chances are if you need to have an above knee amputation then you're at greater risk of getting a blood infection and dying if you don't get the amputation.
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Dr. Laura Arbogast
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: What r risks without
Any significant surgery in a dm with severe HTN is risky; those diseases r considered major risk factors.
If the need or benefit od doing surgery outweighs risk of not, need surgery. The important means of preventing complications include careful thorough medical clearance, insuring control of any medical problems; proper and competent anesthesiology; an competent surgeon, then good rehab.

In brief: What r risks without
Any significant surgery in a dm with severe HTN is risky; those diseases r considered major risk factors.
If the need or benefit od doing surgery outweighs risk of not, need surgery. The important means of preventing complications include careful thorough medical clearance, insuring control of any medical problems; proper and competent anesthesiology; an competent surgeon, then good rehab.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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