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Complications Associated with Amputation Surgery in South Dakota


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11/1/2012
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An amputation is a major surgery in which a limb or a part of a limb is removed from the body. Often, an amputation is the last resort, but may be required due to a trauma, infection, or even a tumor. If you experienced a serious personal injury in South Dakota, you also may require surgical amputation. However, there are significant complications associated with amputations of which you should be aware.

Our South Dakota personal injury attorneys reveal complications associated with amputations:
 

  • Infections
  • Blood clots
  • Phantom limb pain, in which the individual experiences pain and the feeling that the limb still is attached
  • Joint contracture may occur if the tissue tightens, making movement difficult and causing joint deformity
  • Heart complications
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe bruising/hematoma
  • Death of the skin flaps/necrosis


Depending on the health of the individual undergoing the amputation, additional complications may arise. You should speak with your medical professional about all of the possible complications before agreeing to undergo this serious procedure.

To read more about amputations and why this surgery may be required, read our library article, “Why Are Limbs Amputated?

At Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP, our experienced Sioux Falls personal injury lawyers want to make sure you recover fully from your injury. We also want to make sure you are compensated for your injury if another party is at fault. Our caring and compassionate lawyers are here to speak with you. Call our office at (888) 733-2992 to speak with us about your case and your injury.



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