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I read about people who elect to have limbs removed. Why would a doctor do this for them?
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Should not
Doctors should not remove limbs in normal healthy person with no abnormality .
. If there is refractory disease like arterial occlusion with no surgical option and in cases of refractory pain an amputation is needed sometimes.

In brief: Should not
Doctors should not remove limbs in normal healthy person with no abnormality .
. If there is refractory disease like arterial occlusion with no surgical option and in cases of refractory pain an amputation is needed sometimes.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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