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Is Amputation Of The Legs Advisable While Having Elevated Blood Sugar Levels?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Nov 2016
Question: In Emergency for accidantal case (Amputation of both legs) doctors can opreate or not if paitent have random sugar leval 220
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be operated.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your question.
Noted your concern.

Any kind of emergency surgery (life saving or function saving) can be done at any blood sugar level.

Hope this helps.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Abhay A Mali (7 hours later)
Dear Doctor Sir,
When any person meet with railway accident and person lost his left leg foot and right leg from ankle joint in accident.

After that person who meets with accidental reach to hospital with the help of local police.

After hospitalization how much time require by hospital's surgeon to operate the serious accidental person and can hospital doctor refuse for admission to accidental person by saying bed not available in ICU Ward ??

Regards, XXXXXX (Mobile-0000)

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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Decision depends upon facilities available at hospital.

Detailed Answer:
It will depend upon level of injury, clinical status of patient, specialist and facilities available in hospital for optimal treatment of such patients.

If specialist or adequate facilities not available in hospital usually after primary aid patients need to transfer to higher center.

Hope this helps.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. REMY KOSHY
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Follow up: Dr. Abhay A Mali (44 minutes later)
Sir,

My question was if any person lost his both legs in train accident and after hospitalization how much time require by hospital's surgeon for operation the serious accidental person.
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Answered by Dr. Abhay A Mali (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Physical examination is the most important factor.

Detailed Answer:
Sorry for delayed response.

As already mentioned it usually depends upon
- Clinical condition of patient like level of consciousness, neurological evaluation (Glasgo Coma Scale), heart rate, pulse, blood pressure, presence of active bleeding, other injuries.
Treating clinician is the appropriate person to judge all these things.
- Availability of facilities like, operation theater, anesthetist, specialist surgeon depending upon patients requirement.

Not all injuries requires urgent surgical intervention.
Also if surgery is indicated stabilization of patient depending upon clinical status of patient may require.

So it is not possible to give direct answer to your question without clinical examination of patient.

Hope this helps.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. REMY KOSHY
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Is Amputation Of The Legs Advisable While Having Elevated Blood Sugar Levels?

Brief Answer: Can be operated. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your question. Noted your concern. Any kind of emergency surgery (life saving or function saving) can be done at any blood sugar level. Hope this helps.