Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics by Douglas Murphy

By Douglas Murphy

Written via skilled physiatrists, prosthetists, and therapists, this publication offers an creation to the sphere of amputee care and prosthetics. committed chapters consultant you thru prescription of prostheses for a few of the degrees and kinds of amputations in either the decrease and higher extremity and tackle fresh advances in performance and defense. Pre- and post-operative care, prosthetic troubleshooting, gait concerns and scientific administration of the residual limb also are addressed. With concise key details highlighted all through, this guide is a welcome aspect of care source or learn software for trainees and practitioners in any box who paintings with amputees to revive functionality and support increase the lives of those members.

Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics features:

  • Concise, useful guide; covers the fundamentals of higher and reduce extremity amputee care and prosthetics
  • Succinct presentation, well-illustrated; details is simple to discover
  • Portable; ideal to be used on rounds or within the medical institution
  • State-of-the-art distillation of present considering and perform; very good transitional publication for citizens or prepared reference for knowledgeable practitioners

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It is recommended that once to twice weekly, the inside of the liner be sprayed with diluted rubbing alcohol and allowed to air dry in the fabric-side out manner to prevent the growth of bacteria. Donning liners require that special attention be paid to technique. It is imperative that there is contact between the distal end of the residuum and the most distal aspect of the liner. This requires the liner to be turned completely inside out. If there is no contact of the distal-most point of the residuum with the liner, the liner will act as a suction cup on the end of the residuum, creating a “hickey” and the potential for blistering.

Discharge Planning and Summary Prior to discharge, patients should be provided with written ­guidelines including a home exercise regimen, skin care, residual limb care, Chapter 4 Pre- and Post-Operative Care: Readiness for Fitting 35 listing of community resources, and follow-up appointments with the surgeon and rehab disciplines. Patients should be provided with the appropriate wound care supplies, topical wound care medications, nutritional information, and the needed durable medical equipment.

These types of dressings are rarely used in the vascular patient.  Shorter time periods from amputation to prosthetic fit have been documented with the use of semi-rigid and rigid dressings. 3. Removable custom rigid dressings fashioned out of plaster or polyethylene function as dressings and also provide protection to the residual limb. They can be removed for skin inspection. The ability to don/doff socks provides an introduction to initial prosthetic wearing, when sock adjustment is required for optimum fit.

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