Tag: Amputation

Man Loses Left Arm To Amputation After Painful Infection From Eating Sushi

A 71-year-old man from South Korea saw large blisters appear and quickly spread on his left-hand hours after eating sushi. The man suffered a vibrio vulnificus infection, and had his forearm amputated.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 30, 2018

Man Loses All Limbs After Getting Rare Blood Infection From Dog Licking

A man from Wisconsin lost all four limbs to amputation after contracting an infection from bacteria known as capnocytophaga. The man's body reacted aggressively with a rapid drop in blood pressure, causing circulation in his limbs to quickly decline.

Public Health August 1, 2018

29-Year-Old Woman Dies After Having All Four Limbs Amputated Due To 'Silent Killer'

A 29-year-old woman tragically lost her life after contracting sepsis while on vacation with her family. The illness was so severe, it resulted in the woman getting all four of her limbs amputated.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 2, 2018

Baby Loses Arms And Legs Due To 'Worst Case' Of Meningitis In The Last 25 Years

A toddler contracted meningitis in September 2017 and had to undergo amputation to survive. Baby Kia has finally been able to return home after the procedure.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2018

Surgeons Amputate 7-Year-Old Cancer Patient's Leg And Reattach It Backward To Help Retain Her Active Lifestyle

7-year-old Amelia bravely said "goodbye loser" to the cancerous tumor in her femur. Though it cost her a thigh, the rotationplasty will help her keep her active lifestyle.

Medicine April 26, 2018

Woman Decides To Have Her Leg Amputated Years After Snapping It In A 'Freak' Accident

A woman from Manchester decided to have her leg cut off after snapping it six years prior. She said she was only walking on a pavement while leaving a movie theater and didn't fall into anything at all.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2018

Mom Loses Arm, All Fingers, And Both Legs After Sepsis Misdiagnosis

A 31-year-old mother of two was forced to have an arm, all fingers, and both legs amputated due to medical staff failing to make the proper diagnosis for sepsis. She has now filed a lawsuit against the English hospital.

Medicine March 13, 2018

FDA Approves First Shock Wave Device To Heal Foot Ulcers In Diabetes Patients

The FDA approved the use of the Dermapace System, a shock wave device that can promote healing of diabetic foot ulcers. What are some of its side effects?

Medicine January 1, 2018

Model Who Lost A Leg To TSS From A Tampon Could Lose Her Other Leg Too: What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Lauren Wasser, the model who lost a leg after getting TSS from tampons, is now about to lose her other leg as well. The model wants to raise awareness about TSS and the potential risks of using tampons.

Public Health December 21, 2017

Model Stands Back Up After Losing Her Leg Due To Toxic Shock Syndrome From Tampon

A 28-year-old model is standing back up after a nearly fatal bout with Toxic Shock Syndrome. The infection, which was caused by a tampon, made her lose her leg, but she is now an advocate for women's health.

Public Health December 18, 2017

New Mom Loses Limbs From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Giving Birth, Sues Hospital

A new mother in Canada is suing a hospital and five doctors for negligence for their contributions to her ordeal with flesh-eating bacteria. Lawyer says her ordeal could have possibly been prevented had she been assessed properly at the hospital.

Public Health October 14, 2017

Foot And Leg Amputations Risk Linked To Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Drug Invokana

FDA required Johnson & Johnson to include a boxed warning about the risk for foot and leg amputations in type 2 diabetes patients who use Invokana. Who are most at risk for amputations?

Public Health May 16, 2017

Rare Strep Throat Infection Results In Tennessee Woman Losing Fingers And Toes

A rare case of strep throat infection has led to a patient getting most of her toes and fingers amputated. The incident took place in Tennessee, where a simple case of throat infection led to severe complications.

Public Health March 21, 2017

Strep Throat Leads Michigan Man To Lose Hands And Feet

Kevin Breen, a 44-year-old father of three from Michigan, loses his hands and feet to a rare case of strep throat. Learn how an undetected group A Streptococcus bacteria infection has made him terribly sick.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2017

Man's Leg Amputated After Brush With Flesh-Eating Bacteria At Texas Beach

Flesh-eating bacteria or the Vibrio vulnificus infection ruined the family vacation of a 50-year-old man from Texas and left him fighting for his life. Doctors had to amputate the patient's right leg this week.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2016

Diabetes Drug May Increase Risk For Leg And Foot Amputations: FDA

Results of an ongoing clinical trial show a potential danger of using Canagliflozin, which is sold under the brand names Invokana and Invokamet. The diabetes drug has been linked with increased risk for foot and leg amputations.

Medicine May 23, 2016

US Marine Veteran Becomes First Combat-Wounded Amputee To Reach Summit Of Mount Everest

Charlie Linville, who lost his foot after stepping on an unexploded bomb in Afghanistan in 2011, became the first combat amputee to conquer Mount Everest. He reached the summit of the world's highest mountain on May 19.

Life & Style May 22, 2016

Studying Zebrafish May Provide Insight On Rare Genetic Blood Disorders

The diminutive zebrafish is producing a massive impact on medical research. A new report suggests that studying the tropical freshwater fish may provide insight on rare genetic blood disorders in humans.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2016

Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Statin May Protect People With Peripheral Artery Disease From Amputation

High doses of statin reduced risk of amputation in patients with peripheral artery disease by 33 percent. The cholesterol drug also lowered death risk by 29 percent.

Medicine May 6, 2016

Workplace Injuries Cause Nearly 3,000 Amputations In 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor said that more than 10,000 severe work-related injuries have been reported in 2015. This is after a new rule was implemented last year.

Life March 21, 2016

Japanese Researchers Regrow Functional Joints In Frogs: Breakthrough Could Lead To Regeneration Of Amputated Limbs

For the first time, Japanese scientists regenerated functional joints in frogs through exploring the reintegration mechanism. This is hoped to someday pave the way for functional regeneration of amputated limbs in humans and other mammals.

Life January 16, 2016

Amphibian-Inspired Drug May Boost Bone Healing After Fractures

Taking inspiration from amphibians, researchers tested a protein drug that stimulates the Wnt molecular pathway to divide stems cells and produce bone cells. This molecular activation enables faster recovery in bone fracture patients.

Life November 24, 2015

NY Giants' Daniel Fells At Risk Of Losing Foot Due To MRSA Infection

An infection that is resistant to common antibiotics had struck NY Giants' Daniel Fells. The athlete may be at risk of losing his foot to amputation as the bacteria has possibly already spread to his bones and bloodstream.

Life October 15, 2015

UK Surgeon Uses Rusty Hacksaw To Amputate Patient's Leg

Because the nearby hardware store is closed, a surgeon reportedly resorted to using an old rusty hacksaw to cut through a metal plate found in a patient's leg and continued with the operation.

Life May 25, 2015

High-Tech Prosthetics Give Bionic Animals A New Lease On Life

The development of medical prosthetics throughout the years has allowed amputated animals and those born with defects to be able to walk on their own again and live normal lives.

Earth/Environment May 20, 2015

Augmented reality may help amputees deal with phantom limb pain

Amputees suffering from phantom limb pain may see relief with the help of an augmented reality game that utilizes the muscle signals from the patient´s stump and translates it into actual limb action that the patient can see and control on the screen. Ture Johanson, who has lived with phantom limb pain for 48 years, has tried out this system and said that his pain has been significantly alleviated.

Life February 27, 2014

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