One of my characters has a severely broken leg that is basically dead and needs to be amputated. But, thanks to the nature of my world his leg can be cured, only as long as it isn't severed. Though this type of surgery requires a lot of money and the character's family is trying to save up to get it. The problem is that if the leg remains there, risks of death have come up. I couldn't find this anywhere (immediately) and I feel it's too small of a question that I should spend significant time on researching, but how long before the leg does serious damage to the body if it's not amputated? Sorry if I sound lazy but I just hate it when I have to research deeply into things like these. The specifics of the injury is that this large monster basically grabbed onto his leg and crushed it. Any help is appreciated!