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What are the immediate complications of traumatic amputation?

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In brief: Pain and rehab

The loss of any body part to trauma is difficult.
The immediate complications are usually due to wound healing issues and loss of function. During early healing, there are the issues of pain management and the possibility of wound infection. Once those have been taken care of, it is a matter of getting appropriate therapy to rehabilitate and return to normal function as quickly as possible.

In brief: Pain and rehab

The loss of any body part to trauma is difficult.
The immediate complications are usually due to wound healing issues and loss of function. During early healing, there are the issues of pain management and the possibility of wound infection. Once those have been taken care of, it is a matter of getting appropriate therapy to rehabilitate and return to normal function as quickly as possible.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Loss of blood

An excess loss of blood could lead to shock and death.

In brief: Loss of blood

An excess loss of blood could lead to shock and death.
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