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General Discussion / New amputation questions
« on: February 21, 2008, 02:01:36 AM »
My father had a left bka 11 days ago as a result of a work injury 20 plus years ago. The last two years he has had multiple surgeries in an attempt to save his leg. The leg has been severly infected for nearly two years. The amputation was actually done two weeks ago and left open to drain. Four days later the surgeon found more bacterail growth on the bone and amputated an inch or so more then sealed the site. He is in severe pain (he is vomiting because the pain is so bad) and losing feeling in the limb is this normal? If so how long does it last? How long does the swelling last? His doctor is of no help with any questions no one can get a straight answer from him about anything.I think its noteworthy to mention that he quit smoking two weeks ago. Sorry for so many questions but this is new to us. Thanks.

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