During foot amputation, the foot or toes are
surgically removed due to injury or disease.
Treated with Foot Amputation:
Foot amputation may be used in cases of bone cancer,
severe deformity, osteomyelitis, gangrene, atherosclerosis and injury.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to foot amputation.
with Foot Amputation:
Foot amputation is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
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.
from Foot Amputation:
Total recovery from
foot amputation takes one to three months.