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following an accident at work last january underwent 2 opporations one to fixate the ankle that was crushed beyond repair so this now has a pin through the base of my heel into the tibia and no longer hasany movement 2nd to pin and plate my femur that split into 3 through the knee joint. having the ankle with no movement is bad enough but within 3 months post op it was evident the knee was not going to work properly .unable to straighten due to tendon damage so i am left with an ankle wont move and a knee that has limited movement as well as the limited movement the knee is painfull when weight bearing after a ver short distance or time standing . once i had seen a specialist and was informed the long term prognosis was going to see very little change i emidiately asked the consultant to amputate the leg . finding a surgeon to perform the amputation has been somewhat frustraiting due to the fact i already have a femoral nail in place following a motorcycle accident and this will obviously need removing and replacing with a shorter nail this was the crux of the problem thankfully i have now been to see a surgeon at the rnoh stanmore and the op is going ahead on the 1st of april . anyone on here been through an above the knee amputation i would be greatfull to hear what to expect .
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