11 doctors weighed in:

Is it possible to survive amputation without medical assistance?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
8 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Amputations are traumatic and disrupt the arteries, nerves, veins, and soft tissues.
The question of survival without assistance is really dependent on the location of an amputation. A finger amputation is not the same as a thigh or calf amputation. It is unlikely for someone to survive a thigh or calf amputation without medical assistance. There is loss of blood, fluids and a risk of infection.

In brief: Unlikely

Amputations are traumatic and disrupt the arteries, nerves, veins, and soft tissues.
The question of survival without assistance is really dependent on the location of an amputation. A finger amputation is not the same as a thigh or calf amputation. It is unlikely for someone to survive a thigh or calf amputation without medical assistance. There is loss of blood, fluids and a risk of infection.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
One of the very few examples of surviving without early medical treatment is that of the mountain climber Aron Ralston who, to save his own life, had to amputate his arm after it was trapped by a boulder. He received treatment after he was rescued.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

It is unlikely that one could survive a traumatic amputation without medical assistance.
It's not impossible but certainly unlikely.

In brief: Unlikely

It is unlikely that one could survive a traumatic amputation without medical assistance.
It's not impossible but certainly unlikely.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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