“I was told that if I couldn’t take the pain, amputation should be considered,” recalled Jill, a 76-year old from Harrison, NY, whose 2008 ankle injury and subsequent severe complications prompted the grim diagnosis from a doctor at a local hospital where she was originally treated.
B.K. enjoys taking fifteen-mile hikes with her husband and has hiked throughout the US and Europe. Following one such adventure, she noticed that a toe on her left foot was discolored. “It wasn’t painful — it just looked odd,” she recalls. So she visited an orthopaedic doctor close to her Connecticut home.