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Mid meta tarsal amputation

I had a mid meta-tarsal amputation of my left foot in early June 2009 due to toe infection.  I am a Type 1 diabetic, 41 y.o.  I have been home since July 24th, 2009.  The stump is healing really well; and my blood sugars have been excellent.  My question is can I fly on a 1 hr flight? Keeping in mind that I will be wearing a stump sock.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
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Hello!

The most common complication is infection which might complicate wound healing.
If your blood sugars have been under check since last couple of months and the stump has healed to an extent that there is no more external soft tissue exposure or inflammation you may fly.
Check with your surgeon for go ahead and fly only if it is urgent as in couple of months with complete healing you would be in a position to travel.

More than the 1 hr you have to remember that you would go through the whole procedure of boarding and travelling for that. Take all precautions and assistance if you go ahead.

Take care!
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