Flashcards in Amputation Deck (14):
What dose BKA means?
Below the knee amputation
If the patient had and AKA they should lie _____ several times per day.
Prone- to prevent flexion contracture
The #1 contracture problem in AKA is ____ of the ____.
Flexion of the hip
The #1 contracture problem in BKA is ____ of the ____.
Flexion of the knee
What will prevent hip flexion contracture after AKA?
Laying prone several times a day
What will prevent hip flexion contracture after BKA?
Remind the patient to straighten there knee constantly while standing
To prevent post op swelling, the stump should be____ for____ to___ hours.
Elevated for 12 to 24hrs.
How often should the stump be washed?
When a stump is wrapped, the bandage should be tightest_____ and loosest_____.
If after a right BK, the client c/o pain in his right toe, he is experiencing_______.
Phantom limb sensation
Phantom limb sensation is normal (T/F)
Will phantom lim sensation subside?
Yes in a few months
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.