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Can gangrene set in after a leg operation in a diabetic?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Yes

Yes. If there are still blockages in the arteries at the level of the amputation, it is still possible to develop gangrene.

In brief: Yes

Yes. If there are still blockages in the arteries at the level of the amputation, it is still possible to develop gangrene.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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In brief: YES

Gangrene can set in after a leg operation and is more likely to happen to a diabetic than a person without diabetes.
If the area around a surgical site is turning dark, you should see your surgeon immediately.

In brief: YES

Gangrene can set in after a leg operation and is more likely to happen to a diabetic than a person without diabetes.
If the area around a surgical site is turning dark, you should see your surgeon immediately.
Dr. Scott Grover
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