Limb Loss Due To Medical Condition2023-09-29T16:11:21-07:00

Limb Loss Due To Medical Condition Podcast

  • Above Knee Limb loss Podcast

Above Knee Limb Loss Podcast Jeanette Jones

November 7th, 2023|

Jeanette Jones is a childhood cancer survivor. Despite many attempts to save her left leg over a period of four years, she had to have her leg amputated at age 16. She discusses her barttle to both survive and save her leg in this episode of the We're Not Stumped above knee amputee podcast.

We’re Not Stumped Amputee Podcast Season 2 Episode 16 Singer / Song Writer / Novelist Carlos Baker

September 15th, 2023|

Carlos Baker is a songwriter, musician, author, father of 4, ex-pat, amputee, survivor of childhood cancer and adult depression. Having spent his entire life saturated both in music and writing, his band C.K. Baker Bands has released their sophomore album, Find your Way. Carlos’s gift as a songwriter comes alive as an alternative rock

We’re Not Stumped Amputee Podcast Season 2 Episode 9 Felecia Robinson

May 7th, 2023|

Felecia Robinson became an above the knee amputee on March 16, 2021 after suffering complications stemming from a blood clot in her right leg. An Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Machine was placed on her left leg March 11th, causing circulation damage and remained in place through multiple surgeries until March 16th. Prior to this,

About Limb Loss Due To Medical Condition

Limb loss due to a medical condition refers to the loss of one or more limbs (such as arms or legs) as a result of a medical condition or disease. Unlike traumatic limb loss, which often occurs due to accidents or injuries, medical conditions leading to limb loss are typically caused by underlying health issues that necessitate surgical amputation to improve the individual’s overall health, prevent complications, or enhance their quality of life. Some common medical conditions that can lead to limb loss include:

  1. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): PAD is a condition characterized by the narrowing or blockage of arteries, usually in the legs, due to atherosclerosis. Severe cases of PAD can lead to insufficient blood flow to the extremities, resulting in tissue damage and the need for amputation.
  2. Diabetes: Diabetes can lead to a range of complications, including peripheral neuropathy and poor circulation. Diabetic foot ulcers that do not heal properly can become infected and, in severe cases, necessitate amputation.
  3. Cancer: In some cases, cancerous tumors or sarcomas in the limbs may require surgical removal, resulting in limb loss. This is often done to prevent the spread of cancer to other parts of the body.
  4. Infections: Severe, uncontrollable infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis or gangrene, can cause extensive tissue damage and may require amputation to prevent the spread of infection to other areas of the body.
  5. Vascular Diseases: Various vascular diseases, such as Buerger’s disease or thromboangiitis obliterans, can lead to arterial inflammation and blockages, ultimately leading to limb ischemia and amputation.
  6. Congenital Conditions: Some individuals are born with congenital conditions that affect limb development or function, and in certain cases, amputation may be necessary to improve mobility or address complications.
  7. Complications of Orthopedic Conditions: Chronic orthopedic conditions, such as severe osteomyelitis (bone infection), extensive osteoarthritis, or Charcot joint disease, can lead to joint destruction or bone deterioration, sometimes requiring limb amputation.

Limb loss due to a medical condition is typically a medically necessary intervention aimed at preserving the individual’s overall health and preventing further complications. After amputation, individuals often undergo rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and prosthetic fitting, to regain mobility, adapt to their new circumstances, and improve their quality of life. The medical team, including surgeons, prosthetists, and therapists, works together to ensure a comprehensive and personalized approach to care for individuals who have experienced limb loss due to a medical condition.

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