Our expert says:
I think he should at least go for the Doppler test to determine if he has blood flow to the foot. If he hasn't, nothing will really help and he may develop gangrene in the foot. If the surgeon thinks that surgery is necessary, discuss with him exactly what will be needed and how dangerous it will be for your dad. One then needs to take an informed decision on what the highest risk is - the lack of blood to the foot or the operation.
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