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Can someone with a double below the knee amputation walk again?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

This takes a great deal of rehabilitation.
A lot depends on the preoperative cardiac and pulmonary function.

In brief: Yes

This takes a great deal of rehabilitation.
A lot depends on the preoperative cardiac and pulmonary function.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but hard

This really depends on the age of the patient and cause of amputation .
Young patients with traumatic amputation have better chance, but older patients with gangrene have almost no chance secondary to the large amount of energy to walk which may go above 200% of normal energy needed to walk.

In brief: Yes but hard

This really depends on the age of the patient and cause of amputation .
Young patients with traumatic amputation have better chance, but older patients with gangrene have almost no chance secondary to the large amount of energy to walk which may go above 200% of normal energy needed to walk.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

Unless the person is in really poor health most people with bilateral below the knee amputations are able to walk.
Believe it or not it is harder to walk with one above the knee amputation than with two below the knee amputations.

In brief: Yes!

Unless the person is in really poor health most people with bilateral below the knee amputations are able to walk.
Believe it or not it is harder to walk with one above the knee amputation than with two below the knee amputations.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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