How long do you stay in hospital after foot amputation?

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asked Feb 24 in Other- Health by Ascobisco (320 points)
How long do you stay in hospital after foot amputation?

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answered Feb 24 by disiah (460 points)
After having a foot amputated or foot amputation you're usually required to stay in the hospital for a minimum of 5 days but sometimes you may need to stay in the hospital as long as 14 days.

The longest you should have to stay in the hospital for any amputation including the foot amputation is 14 days.

The hospital stay after having below the knee amputation or any other amputation is around 14 days but sometimes they may need to keep you longer depending on if you have any complications.

But you can usually expect to be discharged and go home 15 days after the below the knee amputation.

The way that doctors or surgeons amputate is by cutting into the skin and then they tie off the blood vessels to prevent blood loss.

Then they cut and remove the blood vessels and other muscles that are needed to be cut and removed so that they can actually cut the leg or arm off.

Then they use an oscillating saw to actually cut the bone and then after the bone is cut the surgeon then uses excess skin that they left over to cover the bone after they cut it.

In the old days the surgeons used a wire saw that was operated by hand but the surgeons today use an electric saw that cuts through the bone easily.

Then they file down the bone before sealing your skin back up.

After an amputation you usually need to stay in the hospital for around 14 days so that they can monitor your health and make sure your health stays good after the amputation.

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