What is Below Knee Amputation (left)?

Category: Surgeries

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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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
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Moderate 0
Mild 0
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Below Knee Amputation (left)

Side effect Patients
Pain 1

Duration

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Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
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Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
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Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
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$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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