Most Common Amputation

Most Common Amputation

Most Common Amputation

When the blood flow is decreased or cut off to the foot, first of all: the patient may feel a lot of pain because tissues are dying in the foot, so that’s number one. Number two: the color of the toes and the foot may change, you may have areas that are pale, you may have areas that have become purple-ish or blue, and you may have sores on the bottom of a foot or on the tips of the toes that don’t heal. All of those are signs that there’s not adequate blood flow going to the foot and that amputation might be around the corner if things are not corrected.

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Joseph Alpert, MD


  • Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Medicine
  • Board Certified Cardiologist
  • Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine

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