Amputation answers. Amputations. Definitions Levels of Amputations *Goal = circulation, extremity length & function Diagnostic Studies. Open of Guillotine Required if infection present Late closure Closed or Flap Produce weight bearing stump. Nursing diagnosis Pre-op Post-op
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Potential hemorrhage, swelling
Stitches out at 2-3 wks
Temporary prosthesis with full wt at 6 wks
Total contact, rigid dressing
Compression dec. edema
Early wt. bearing
inc. chance for InfectionPost-op Care: Immediate and Delayed Prosthesis Fitting
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The Goal: cone-shaped, well-healed stump!
What criteria determine the viability of the severed part with amputation?