Does gang green always lead to amputation?



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    I think you might mean “gangrene.” Gangrene is the death of bodily tissue. Often, amputation is required to remove the dead tissue, but there are soemtimes other options depending on the type of gangrene present. Other options include “debridement” which is partial removal of dead tissue without total amputation; antibiotics (to some degree); vascular surgery; maggot therapy (use of maggots to consume only dead flesh, leaving living flesh intact!); and occasionally hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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    Judging from the photos of gangrene amputation may be the best way to rid oneself of the infection’s aftermath. Maggot therapy makes me squeamish and I am sure there are sufferers who agree.

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