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What do physicians do with the foot after it is amputated?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Sent to the lab
After an amputation, the removed portion of the body is typically sent to the laboratory for examination by a pathologist and/or sent to the laboratory for cultures if indicated.

In brief: Sent to the lab
After an amputation, the removed portion of the body is typically sent to the laboratory for examination by a pathologist and/or sent to the laboratory for cultures if indicated.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Among Orthodox Jews the foot is often buried in a grave site belonging to the family of the patient.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Pathology
Most hospitals have a policy that the amputated tissues be sent to pathology for evaluation.
In the setting of an infection, cultures may be taken. In the setting of other disease, tissues may be evaluated by the pathologist to look at the blood vessels, for example in buerger's disease. After being evaluated amputated limbs are disposed of as "medical waste" which is typically incinerated.

In brief: Pathology
Most hospitals have a policy that the amputated tissues be sent to pathology for evaluation.
In the setting of an infection, cultures may be taken. In the setting of other disease, tissues may be evaluated by the pathologist to look at the blood vessels, for example in buerger's disease. After being evaluated amputated limbs are disposed of as "medical waste" which is typically incinerated.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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