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1

What are the major complications of having an amputation performed?

Infections, skin breakdowns, phantom limb pain, joint contractures

2

What is the positioning for post-op care?
AKA (above the knee) amputation

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

3

BKA (Below the knee) amputation

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

4

What should you encourage?

Expressing feelings about lost limb

5

What is phantom limb pain?

Pain felt in an area that has been amputated

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