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Are old people more likely to die from leg amputations?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Laredo
Surgery - Vascular
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Older people needing amputation often have numerous medical problems including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and coronary artery disease.
These conditions put them at higher risk of death compared to younger, healthier people.

In brief: Yes

Older people needing amputation often have numerous medical problems including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and coronary artery disease.
These conditions put them at higher risk of death compared to younger, healthier people.
Dr. James Laredo
Dr. James Laredo
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Older patients typically have multiple comorbidities and they lost their physiologic reserve and their ability to ambulated with artificial limb is less than young patients.
All the above cause higher chance of death immediately and delayed after amputations.

In brief: Yes

Older patients typically have multiple comorbidities and they lost their physiologic reserve and their ability to ambulated with artificial limb is less than young patients.
All the above cause higher chance of death immediately and delayed after amputations.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Older

not necessarily risk factor is pad, diabetes

In brief: Older

not necessarily risk factor is pad, diabetes
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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