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When does someone get an amputation done? Only if gangrene?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: Many Reasons
Gangrene is just one of the many reasons amputations might be warranted.
Other inidications are peripheral vascular disease that is resulting in poor limb perfusion (and ultimately gangrene). Infection to the bones or rapid progression of skin infection resulting in loss of the soft tissues. Trauma. Even a few nerve disorders can result in need for limb amputation.

In brief: Many Reasons
Gangrene is just one of the many reasons amputations might be warranted.
Other inidications are peripheral vascular disease that is resulting in poor limb perfusion (and ultimately gangrene). Infection to the bones or rapid progression of skin infection resulting in loss of the soft tissues. Trauma. Even a few nerve disorders can result in need for limb amputation.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Most of the time
Amputations are done most likely for gangrene, but also there are other.Her are they:o circulatory disorders o neoplasm o trauma o deformities o infection o athletic performance o legal punishment.

In brief: Most of the time
Amputations are done most likely for gangrene, but also there are other.Her are they:o circulatory disorders o neoplasm o trauma o deformities o infection o athletic performance o legal punishment.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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