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Foot Amputation

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Foot Amputation

What is Foot Amputation?

During foot amputation, the foot or toes are surgically removed due to injury or disease. 

Also Known As: 

  • Amputation
  • Foot surgery 

Conditions Treated with Foot Amputation: 

Foot amputation may be used in cases of bone cancer, severe deformity, osteomyelitis, gangrene, atherosclerosis and injury.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Foot Amputation:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to foot amputation.

Anesthesia with Foot Amputation:

Foot amputation is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Foot Amputation:

Possible risks following foot amputation include infection, bleeding, phantom foot pain, stroke, blood clots, heart attack and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

Recovery from Foot Amputation:

Total recovery from foot amputation takes one to three months.

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