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How long is the recovery for a foot amputation?
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In brief: Why it is done
Healing in a foot amputations will be slow.
If amputation is done on a normal healthy person like after a injury will heal with in 6 wk, but most of the foot amputations are done on diabetics, with poor circulation due to peripheral vascular diseases , with infections including gangrene of toes , will take months to heal.

In brief: Why it is done
Healing in a foot amputations will be slow.
If amputation is done on a normal healthy person like after a injury will heal with in 6 wk, but most of the foot amputations are done on diabetics, with poor circulation due to peripheral vascular diseases , with infections including gangrene of toes , will take months to heal.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Recovery time varies
Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, post-operative and follow up care.

In brief: Recovery time varies
Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, post-operative and follow up care.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Weeks
It takes weeks for the foot wound to heal and before it is safe to put full weight on the amputated foot.
If you need a foot amputation in the first place that means you have poor circulation and this will make the healing prices take longer. It is safest to wait for complete healing before resuming normal activity.

In brief: Weeks
It takes weeks for the foot wound to heal and before it is safe to put full weight on the amputated foot.
If you need a foot amputation in the first place that means you have poor circulation and this will make the healing prices take longer. It is safest to wait for complete healing before resuming normal activity.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Linda Harris
For people with amputations from peripheral arterial disease, most physicians will wait at least 1-2 months before having them fit for a prosthesis (fake leg). This does not mean that the patient has to be in a rehab facility the entire time. The length of time in rehab depends on the persons ability to get around using walker/crutches, etc without assistance safely.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Nutrition
In addition to all of the issues pertaining to appropriate vascular supply the patient needs to have excellent nutrition.
This is sometimes overlooked in these difficult cases. Without proper nutrition any wound with the best blood flow will have a hard time healing.

In brief: Nutrition
In addition to all of the issues pertaining to appropriate vascular supply the patient needs to have excellent nutrition.
This is sometimes overlooked in these difficult cases. Without proper nutrition any wound with the best blood flow will have a hard time healing.
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