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Is it possible to have only part of your leg or foot amputated?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Surgeons typically try to save healtht tissue, though amputations are often done at certain locations for anatomic or cosmetic reasons.
Common amputations are at the toe level, transmetatarsal-midfoot, ankle, below the knee and above the knee. The location depends on what you and the surgeon feel will give you the best healing and quality of life. Anesthetic technique will depend on location.

In brief: Yes
Surgeons typically try to save healtht tissue, though amputations are often done at certain locations for anatomic or cosmetic reasons.
Common amputations are at the toe level, transmetatarsal-midfoot, ankle, below the knee and above the knee. The location depends on what you and the surgeon feel will give you the best healing and quality of life. Anesthetic technique will depend on location.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Allen Seely
I manage hundreds of diabetic patients and unfortunately some do not take care of their blood sugars. This leads to 'numb feet' and 'foot infections' which can go undetected for days or weeks. Some of my patients have lost toes and the metatarsal bone behind the toes have been removed .
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, but the standard levels of amputation are 1) toe, 2) trans-metatarsal (half the foot), 3) below the knee, and 4) above the knee.
These are standard because they provide levels of functionality.

In brief: Yes
Yes, but the standard levels of amputation are 1) toe, 2) trans-metatarsal (half the foot), 3) below the knee, and 4) above the knee.
These are standard because they provide levels of functionality.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The are a multitude of different types amputations that are selected for patients based on the condition.

In brief: Yes
The are a multitude of different types amputations that are selected for patients based on the condition.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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