It appears many of you have had or currently have an infection in the stump. Anyone know how common this is (%)? How can one prevent infection? How do you know if you have an infection? How do you treat an infection? I'm hoping to get the ertl procedure done, which takes 3 times as long as a regular amputation and read that this may increase the chance of infection b/c the wound is open longer. I already have a weakened immune system; perhaps I should go on antibiotics as a precaution?
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