Below knee amputation (left)

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What is below knee amputation (left)?

A below-the-knee amputation (BKA) is the surgical removal of the leg at or above the knee. Reasons for an BKA include poor blood flow which cannot be corrected resulting in tissue loss or extreme pain, severe infection, trauma or injury, tumor or congenital disorder.

Common symptoms reported by people with below knee amputation (left)

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with below knee amputation (left)

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Opana ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with below knee amputation (left), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with below knee amputation (left)

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Opana ER)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with below knee amputation (left), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has below knee amputation (left) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 5
40s 5
50s 10
60s 9
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 17
Female 17

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from below knee amputation (left) patients who have completed their condition history
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