7 doctors weighed in:
Can frostbite lead to an amputation?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most definitely it can.

In brief: Yes
Most definitely it can.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: YES!
If the frostbite is severe enough to cause extensive tissue damage, then absolutely, yes.
It is mostly soft tissue that gets frozen first because of the high water content. When the water in the cells freezes, it usually expands to an extent that the cells rupture and die. High dergees of tissue death can easily lead to the need for certain levels of amputation to save the patient's life.

In brief: YES!
If the frostbite is severe enough to cause extensive tissue damage, then absolutely, yes.
It is mostly soft tissue that gets frozen first because of the high water content. When the water in the cells freezes, it usually expands to an extent that the cells rupture and die. High dergees of tissue death can easily lead to the need for certain levels of amputation to save the patient's life.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: Yes
If the tissue damage is extensive enough, this can lead to amputation.

In brief: Yes
If the tissue damage is extensive enough, this can lead to amputation.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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