10 doctors weighed in:
Is it possible to have leg amputation if you have kidney problems?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Unfortunately, one of the more common groups of patients who require amputations are diabetics, who frequently also have kidney disease.
The kidney disease in itself does not impact the surgery, but severe kidney disease is correlated with increased risk of complications around the time of surgery.

In brief: Yes
Unfortunately, one of the more common groups of patients who require amputations are diabetics, who frequently also have kidney disease.
The kidney disease in itself does not impact the surgery, but severe kidney disease is correlated with increased risk of complications around the time of surgery.
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If an amputation is necessary it can be done on patients with kidney problems.
Leg problems that may require amputation and kidney problems are common in people with diabetes.

In brief: Yes
If an amputation is necessary it can be done on patients with kidney problems.
Leg problems that may require amputation and kidney problems are common in people with diabetes.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-fernandez
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Amputation CV risk
You can certainly have an amputation due to kidney problems, most likely this is found in diabetic patients.
Smokers and those with high lipids are also at risk. Report any non-healing wounds of the feet or pain on walking to doctors to do an angiogram to see if there is an arterial problem, pad. Patients with pad need to study their coronary and carotid arteries to prevent a stroke or a mi.

In brief: Amputation CV risk
You can certainly have an amputation due to kidney problems, most likely this is found in diabetic patients.
Smokers and those with high lipids are also at risk. Report any non-healing wounds of the feet or pain on walking to doctors to do an angiogram to see if there is an arterial problem, pad. Patients with pad need to study their coronary and carotid arteries to prevent a stroke or a mi.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Dr. Jack Rubin
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Should not affect kidneys.
However most older people needing amputation also have other medical problems like diabetes or atherosclerosis which may affect their general health including kidneys. Amputation treating surgeons & anesthesiologists have to take such problems into consideration. Benefits versus risks must always be taken into account before any surgical procedure.

In brief: Yes
Should not affect kidneys.
However most older people needing amputation also have other medical problems like diabetes or atherosclerosis which may affect their general health including kidneys. Amputation treating surgeons & anesthesiologists have to take such problems into consideration. Benefits versus risks must always be taken into account before any surgical procedure.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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