Can A Blood Clot Lead To Amputation?

One of the most common causes of an inadequate blood supply is a narrowing of the arteries of the legs, which accounts for approximately 70% of amputations. … This comprises two conditions, a blood clot in the legs (deep vein thrombosis (DVT)) or a blood clot in the arteries of the lungs (pulmonary embolism (PE)). Amputation of the leg is most often performed to remove dead tissue (gangrene), painful ulcers, tumours, or tissue with an inadequate blood supply.Read more here..

Watch This Video about The Symptoms and Signs You May Have a Blood Clot in Your Leg

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