What is Amputation?

Amputation is the removal of a body extremity by trauma, prolonged constriction, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. In some cases, it is carried out on individuals as a preventative surgery for such problems.

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My father is diabetic patient his age is 75 years recently doctors did amputation for his right leg and know he is telling he can't see with his...

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In his case two things should be excluded. one is cataract the other one is diabetic retinopathy.treatment for cataract is surgery and for...

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gangarene foot can be treated without amputation ? is it possible in any type of medicine like allopathi,ayurveda,homeopathi etc....? if passible...

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Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern the early detection is matter if the Gangrene being detected in very early stage then...

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My relative is suffering from elephantisis for the last 4 years these days he complains of pain in his legs and elbows and gets massaged...

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Hi welcome to H.C.M.Forum, if the size of the leg is very large or occurence of filarial fever is very frequent then he can go for surgical...

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