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Is there any chance to replace the leg after it is amputated after the surgery ?

well my friend her father has diabetic problem and since one of his leg have bad circulation ,there gonna amputate his leg , and so i was wondering is there a way to save the leg??? ,or to replace the leg after it is amputate after the surgery? please answer me at my mail , from sophia
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jul 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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Diabetes destroys the small blood vessels that supply the nerves and also the vessels supplying the legs causing reduced blood flow through the,. This way the foot does not get oxygen and nutrition from the blood as it gets closed away from the rest of the circulation. When gangrene develops there is no other treatment besides amputation to prevent the spread of dying tissue or gangrene to other parts of leg and above.
Answered: Tue, 19 Jul 2011
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Pediatrician Dr. Aseem's  Response
Hi Sophiais
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Read your prob, most comon complication ofdiabetes is neuropathy , n this is the cause of gangreen n amputation. first you should control his blood sugure by tab or insulin as per advise. give him cap multivitamin contineususly.
multivitamin tab prevent further progress of neuropathy.
Dr aseem
Answered: Tue, 19 Jul 2011
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