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Flashcards in Amputation Deck (14):
1

What dose BKA means?

Below the knee amputation

2

If the patient had and AKA they should lie _____ several times per day.

Prone- to prevent flexion contracture

3

The #1 contracture problem in AKA is ____ of the ____.

Flexion of the hip

4

The #1 contracture problem in BKA is ____ of the ____.

Flexion of the knee

5

What will prevent hip flexion contracture after AKA?

Laying prone several times a day

6

What will prevent hip flexion contracture after BKA?

Remind the patient to straighten there knee constantly while standing

7

To prevent post op swelling, the stump should be____ for____ to___ hours.

Elevated for 12 to 24hrs.

8

How often should the stump be washed?

Daily

9

When a stump is wrapped, the bandage should be tightest_____ and loosest_____.

Distally, proximally

10

If after a right BK, the client c/o pain in his right toe, he is experiencing_______.

Phantom limb sensation

11

Phantom limb sensation is normal (T/F)

True

12

Will phantom lim sensation subside?

Yes in a few months

13

Is it acceptable for the patient to push the stump against a wall?

Yes, this is one way to toughen a stump so it will not breakdown due to wear of the prosthetic leg; hitting it with a pillows is another good method.

14

What dose AKA mean?

Above the knees amputation