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1

With positioning for post-op care?AKA Above the knee amputation

Elevate first 24 hours, then prone position twice daily to prevent hip flexion

2

What is the position for postop care,? BKA below the knee amputation

Elevate first 24 hours, then prone position twice daily to prevent hip flexion

3

What should you encourage ?

Expressing feelings about lost Limb

4

What is phantom limb pain?

Pain felt in an area that has been amputated

5

What are the major 4 complications of having amputation performed?

Infection
skin breakdown
phantom limb pain
joint contractures

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