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Old 11-01-2011, 06:33 AM   #1
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New BKA - timeline of next steps?

Unfortunately my dad had a BKA completed last night due to complications of gangrene from diabetes on his left leg. He just turned 69 last month and is pretty motivated (ie: I don't think he will experience any significant depression). Now I am wondering what happens next.

Expected time to stay in hospital?
How long until he can be fitted for a prosthetic?
How long until he can get most of his mobility (even with crutches)?

I know alot of these are subjective based on the patient, but I am looking for personal experience from others.

I am hoping he can be in a prosthetic by the new year and be mobile again by spring.

Thanks,

 
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