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Q: What is the 30 day mortality rate follow a major leg amputation?

As high as 40%

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Content: Residual Limb Requirements (5)

1. Fully healed incision 2. No signs of infection 3. No drainage from incision site 4. Ability to tolerate to WB 5. Frequent skin inspection

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Content: Progression of gait training (3)

1. Parallel bars: sit to stand, SLB, weight shifting 2. Walker: stand to stand, hopping, stepping 3. Functional tasks: reaching, bending, turning

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Q: What is the largest factor in determining WC use for amputees?

Energy cost of ambulation

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UE Amputation Term: Amputation of hand and carpals

Wrist disarticulation

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Q: What is often and issue with UE prosthetics, esp. with pediatric pts.

Acceptance

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Defn: Limb socks

Used between residual limb and prosthetic socket for protection, friction absorption, and to fill socket volume

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Content: Positioning (3)

1. Should start immediately 2. Optimize both in and out of bed 3. Monitor edema and limb volume fluctuation

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Content: Acquired pediatric amputations (3)

1. 90% are single limb 2. 60% are LE 3. Most result from trauma

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UE Amputation Term: Amputation through radius and ulna

Transradial

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Q: When should you begin transfer training?

POD1 if medically stable

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Q: What comorbidities increase risk for PVD and amputation? (4)

1. Obesity 2. HTN 3. Hyperlipidema 4. Nephropathy

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Defn: Limb Shrinkers

Elastic socks that help decrease edema and assist in shaping the residual limb

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Content: Osteomyoplasty (3)

1. Used in transtibial amputation 2. Bone bridge harvested from tibia 3. Bridge connects distal ends of tibia and fibula

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T/F: Amputations may result in better functional outcomes

True

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Q: What are 3 other causes of amputation?

1. Cancer 2. Infection 3. Congenital limb defects

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Content: Acute Post-Sc Exam (14 - general idea)

1. Medical history 2. Social situation 3. Pain level 4. Sensation / Proprioception 5. A/AROM or PROM 6. Strength 7. Bed mobility 8. Sitting / Standing balance 9. Transfers 10. Locomotion: gait and/or wheelchair 11. Endurance 12, Home and work environment 13. Barriers to care or adjustment 14. Knowledge: limb care and prosthetic use

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T/F: As a PT you can make significant adjustments to prosthesis without input from the prosthetist

False

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LE Amputation Term: Amputation through knee with intact femur

Knee disarticulation

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UE Amputation Term: Amputation through shoulder joint

Shoulder disarticulation

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Content: TherEx (4)

1. Maintain full ROM 2. Strengthen hip ext, add, and knee ext 3. CC exercise and functional activites 4. CV endurace

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Term: indicated if severe infection or toxicity are present

Open/guillotine/provisional/delayed closure

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Term: Fascial envelope is sutured over transected muscles

Myofascial

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UE Amputation Term: Excision of one or more fingers

Partial digit

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Q: Unilateral BKA increases energy cost of ambulation by ____%.

20

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Q: What 2 types of amputations can be functionally independent with prosthesis?

Unilateral BKA Bilateral BKA

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Content: Desensitization and MAssage (3)

1. Initiate gentle touch and textural stimulation after wound is closed 2. Initiate scar and deep friction massage after the incision is fully healed 3. Massage to residual limb should be used as an adjunct to daily skin inspection and care routine

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Content: Modern Amputation Technique (5)

1. Skin/muscle flaps made anterior and posterior 2. dissect, clamp, cut A&V 3. Dissect nerve and retract back into tissue 4. Severe bone, make a smooth edge 5. Close muscle and skin flaps

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Q: ____% of those with PVD results in amputation will eventually undergo _________ amputations.

55, bilateral

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T/F: Amputation is among the oldest medical procedures

True

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Q: How should position roller walker?

Pts. elbow in full extension

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T/F: Children are miniature adults.

False

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T/F: Transfer prosthesis is not useful for non-ambulatory pts.

False, may be useful

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Q: What is dehissing?

When an amputation incision reopens

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LE Amputation Term: Amputaiton of both LEs and pelvis below L4-5

Hemicorporectomy

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Content: Advantages of Rigid Dressing (6)

1. Limits edema 2. Reduces pain 3. Prevents contracture 4. Allows early WB/gait 5. Easier move to definitive prosthesis

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Content: Post-surgical phase (4)

1. Compression 2. ROM 3. Positioning 4. Endurance

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LE Amputation Term: Disarticulation at MTP joint

Toe disarticulation

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Content: Traumatic Amputation Causes (4)

1. MVA 2. Violence related combat injuries 3. Severe burns 4. Electrocution

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Q: Who is peripheral vascular disease (PVD) most common in?

African Americans followed by Native Americans and Hispanics, then Caucasians

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T/F: Amputations rates decrease with age and are twice as common in women.

False: increase, men

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Q: What is the 5 year mortality for amputation?

As high as 70%

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Content: Disadvantages of Soft Dressing (4)

1. Inconsistent, weak compression 2. Requires frequent re-wrapping and replacement 3. Does not prevent contracture 4. Difficult for pt. to self apply

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UE Amputation Term: Disarticulation of elbow

Elbow disarticulation

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LE Amputation Term: Amputation through long axis of all MTs

Transmetatarsal

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Q: What type of control systems are becoming increasingly prevalent in UE prosthetics?

Myoelectric

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Content: Interventions for Phantom Pain (6)

1. Desensitization and massage 2. Compression 3. Exercise 4. Limb handling and use 5. Modalities: TENS, US, icing 6. Psychological counseling

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Content: Amputation Education (5)

1. Positioning 2. Residual limb care 3. Protection of contralateral limb 4. Prosthetic info and time frame 5. Support smoking cessation

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Q: Hip disarticulation increases energy cost of ambulation by ____%.

200

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Video: BKA Prosthetics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_8Io-L2PAo

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Video: Residual Limb Care

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUf66OgRqY0&list=UUlp8fuyor5U_GwWzfQc4utg

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LE Amputation Term: Amputation through hip joint, pelvis intact

Hip disarticulation

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Q: Why must muscle length be preserved with amputation?

To prevent contracture and atrophy

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Q: How should an ACE wrap be applied to AKA?

Include adductor tissue (prevent adductor roll) and pull into extension and adduction

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Content: Goals of acute rehab (5)

1. Prevent complications and allow healing 2. Develop limb strength and ROM for prosthesis 3. Maximize independence in mobility and ADLs 4. Pre-prostehtic training and limb preparation 5. Endurance training and initiation of HEP

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LE Amputation Term: Resection of half of the pelvis

Hemipelvectomy

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T/F: Intermittent claudication is very predictable.

True

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Term: Transected muscles are re-attached by suturing through drill holes at distal end of the bone.

Myodesis

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LE Amputation Term: Ankle disarticulation with preservation of heel pad

Syme's

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Content: Post-op Dressing - Rigid Removable Dressing (RRD) (2)

1. After suture/staple removal, a polypropylene or cast is fist from an impression of the residual limb 2. The RRD is worn over the wound dressing or compression socks

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Q: 1 out of every ______ Americans will undergo an amputation.

200

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Content: Limb sock (4)

1. Absorbs perspiration 2. Allows optimal socket fit and contact 3. Cotton, wool, or blended fabric 4. 1, 3, and 5 ply socks can be layered up to 15 ply

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Content: Mirror Therapy (3)

1. Pt. performs a movement with the unaffected limb 2. Movement is viewed in mirror positioned in front of pt. 3. Simultaneously, pt. attempts to perform the movement with their residual or phantom limb

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LE Amputation Term: Excision of portion of 1 or more toes

Partial toe

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Content: Surgical Principles of Amptuation (5)

1. Maintain adequate circulation for wound/incision healing 2. Remove damaged or involved tissues 3. Preserve as many anatomical joint as possible, esp. knee 4. Preserve maximal bone length 5. Provide residual limb that will accept prosthesis and tolerate WB

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Content: Contraindications to prosthetic use (5)

1. Dementia 2. Institutionalization 3. Adv cardiopulm or neurologic disease 4. Bilateral transfemoral amputation with inability to transfer/stand 5. Unacceptable energy expenditure for ambulation

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Content: Components to selection of prosthetic parts (4)

1. Age 2. Activity level/vocational demands 3. Funding sources 4. Compliance

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LE Amputation Term: Retains < 50% of tibial length

Short transtibial

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Defn: claudication

Not enough vascular supply to support the demand, results in pain typically in the calf

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T/F: AKA socks do not require waist belts.

False do

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T/F: Pt. and PT must have understanding of selected components and their functional implications.

True

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T/F: Peripheral vascular disease is associated with diabetes and/or smoking.

True

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Content: Post-Op complications of amputation (5)

1. Contracture 2. Edema 3. Phantom limb sensation or pain 4. Personal grief/depression 5. Sx complications (i.e. pain, infection, respiratory compromise, DVT, etc)

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Q: What are the 2 best predictors of prosthetic potential?

1. Level of amputation 2. Pre-Sx function

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Content: Disadvantages of RRD

May require frequent refitting

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Q: _____% of pediatric amputations are congenital and _____% are acquired.

60, 40

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Content: When to refer to the prosthetist (4)

1. Weight gain 2. Volume changes 3. ROM 4. Functional changes

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Video: AKA Prosthetics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_ltzVd1zQw&feature=related

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T/F: You can develop contractures with amputations no matter how far out you are.

True

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T/F: Amputation may be more psychologically acceptable.

False, Salvage

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Q: Energy cost for ambulation of a bilateral BKA is ______ than a unilateral AKA.

less

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UE Amputation Term: Amputation of hand with preservation of wrist

Transcarpal

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UE Amputation Term: Amputation of humerus, scapula, and clavicle

Forequarter amputation

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Content: Phantom Limb Pain (4)

1. Can be consistent or intermittent, with varying intensity 2. 30-75% incidence 3. Uncommon in individuals with congenital amputation 4. More common after crush injury or amputation in later life

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Q: What should be emphasized with gait training?

Stance and stability on prosthesis

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LE Amputation Term: Retains > 50% of tibial length

Long transtibial

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UE Amputation Term: Disarticulation at MCP joint

Digit disarticulation

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Content: Muscle Stabilization (Closure) Techniques (5)

1. Myodesis 2. Tenodesis 3. Myofascial 4. Myopasty 5. Open (guillotine), provisional, or delayed closure

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T/F: Phantom sensation is normal.

True

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Q: Bilateral AKA increases energy cost of ambulation by ____%.

280

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Q: What are the benefits osteomyoplasty? (2)

1. Prevents chopsticking of distal bone ends 2. Improves WB on residual limb

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Q: What 2 types of prostheses are typically used with UE?

1. Harness 2. body powered cable control systems

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Content: Phantom Limb Sensation (4)

1. Painless awareness of the amputated body part 2. Incomplete sensation, often mild tingling 3. Occurs in over 90% of the traumatic/Sx amputees 4. Usually persists throughout life

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Q: What is the pressure gradient for limb shrinkers?

Distal to proximal

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Q: When is the definitive socket provided?

Volume stabilized

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Q: Skin integrity andpressure tolerance is only ____% of normal.

40

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Content: WC setup considerations (3)

1. Offset rear axis 2. Power system 3. Anti-tip system

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Q: What is ratio of male to female pediatric amputations?

3:2

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Content: Surgical considerations for traumatic injuries often involve (2)

1. Open, comminuted fx with soft tissue loss 2. Vascular/nerve disruption

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Content: Advanced Gait Training (8 - general idea)

1. Step up/downs onto prosthetic leg 2. Resisted ambulation 3. Running and jumping 4. Transfers to and from the floor 5. Uneven terrain, congested community ambulation 6. Curb and stair training 7. Reaching 8. Lifting and carrying objects

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Q: When does the post-surgical phase end?

When pt. is provided with a definitive prosthesis

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Q: How should an ACE wrap be applied to a BKA?

Pull in medial to lateral, posterior to anterior direction

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Video: Bilateral AKA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D49YKNM1Kr8

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T/F: The risk of subsequent hospitalization is lower after salvage.

False: greater

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Content: Pediatric amputation (4)

1. Disarticulation minimizes growth plate disruption 2. Must consider longitudinal and circumferential growth 3. Excellent circulation enhances wound healing 4. Superior tissue tolerance may allow early post-op prosthetic fitting

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Content: Surgical considerations for dysvascular patients often present with (4)

1. Comorbidities 2. Neuropathy 3. Vascular compromise 4. Infection/osteomyelitis

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Content: Post-Op Dressing - Soft Dressing (2)

1. Incision dressed with 4x4s and Kerlix 2. Compression provided with ACE bandages or elastic shrinker

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Q: Within what window must re-plantation of a traumatic amputation occur?

12 hour window

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LE Amputation Term: Retains < 50% of femoral length

Short transfemoral

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Q: How long does scar maturation continue?

Up to 1 year

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Content: Advantages of Semi-Rigid Dressing (6)

1. Controls edema 2. Adheres to skin 3. Allows some ROM 4. Breathable 5. Inexpensive 6. Easy to contour

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T/F: Most bilateral AKA amputees are prosthetic users.

False

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Term: Intact tendon(s) re-attached to bone

Tenodesis

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Q: Over ____% of lower extremity amputations are due to ___________ disease and/or _________.

80, vascular, neuropathy

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Q: Over ____% of upper extremity amputations are due to _____

70, trauma

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Content: Surgical considerations for cancer-related amputation is indicated in (4)

1. High grade neoplasms 2. Proximal lesions 3. Risking pathologic fx or neurovascular involvement 4. Recurrent disease

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T/F: 40% of amputations in those with diabetes are preceded by a foot ulceration.

False, Most ~85%

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Defn: Phantom Limb Pain

Painful sensation of amputated body part, described as cramping, squeezing, burning, or shooting

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Content: Malignancy and Amputation (2)

1. Can be due to primary cancer or metastatic disease 2. More commonly involve the lower limbs

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LE Amputation Term: Retains > 50% of femoral length

Long transfemoral

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T/F: Temporary prostheses are intended for full time wear until the permanent prosthesis is available.

False

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Q: Diabetes alone increases the risk of intermittent claudication by _______x, even after controlling for HTN, smoking, and cholesterol

4-5

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Content: Disadvantages of Rigid Dressing (3)

1. Difficult to apply 2. Requires very close supervision 3. Cannot visualize wound or residual limb

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Content: Advantages of Soft Dressing (3)

1. Inexpensive 2. Lightweight 3. Readily available

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UE Amputation Term: Amputation through humerus

Transhumeral

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Content: Post-op Dressing - Rigid dressing (2)

1. Immediate Post Op Prosthesis (IPOP) 2. Plaster socket with removable pylon and foot

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Content: Post-Op Dressing - Semi-Rigid Dressing (2)

1. Zinc-oxide, gelatin, glycerin, and calamine compound 2. Applied in OR or PACU

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Q: Why are amputation rates declining? (3)

1. Earlier diagnoses 2. Improved chemotherapy 3. Limb salvage/reconstruction techniques

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Content: Positioning - Initiate the following as soon as allowable (3)

1. ROM 2. Prone positioning 3. Wrapping/shrinker

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UE Amputation Term: Resection through long axis of MTCs

Transmetacarpal

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Q: The lifetime cost of amputation is as much as ___ times higher than salvage.

3

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Content: Temporary Prosthesis (5)

1. Shapes residual limb 2. Allows early gait training and independence 3. Evaluation for potential prosthetic use 4. Allows endurance training 5. Discourages contracture development

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Content: ACE Wrapping Amputations (4)

1. Must be rewrapped every 4-6 hrs 2. distal to proximal pressure gradient 3. Figure 8 pattern to prevent tourniquet effect 4. Pt. and caretaker education

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Term: Suturing of one muscle group to its antagonist

Myoplasty

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Q: Who is traumatic amputation more common in?

Younger men

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LE Amputation Term: Resection of 3rd, 4th, and/or 5th, MTs and digits

Partial foot/ray resection

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Q: Unilateral AKA increases energy cost of ambulation by ____%.

49-65%

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Video: AKA Post-Op Bandaging

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaGgLlK0kGE&feature=related

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Content: Disadvantages of Semi-Rigid Dressing (3)

1. Loses effectiveness as edema resolves 2. Not as protective 3. May permit contracture formation

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Content: Advantages of RRD (4)

1. Allows skin inspection 2. Provides consistent pressure 3. Easily donned 4. Protects residual limb