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Orthopedic Surgery and Amputations

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How is arterial blood flow assessed? by palpation of bilateral pedal pulses and Doppler pressure measurements
How often should neurovascular impairment be assess in a post-op amputee? Hourly
How can flexion hip deformites be prevented in a post-op amputee? postoperatively by raising the foot of the bed slightly to elevate the residual extremity
How often will a post-op amputee need to be placed in the prone position, and why? Place the patient in prone position a minimum of twice a day. Will stretch the flexor muscles.
How is an amputees extremity prepared for a prosthesis? Application of elastic wraps to shrink and reshape the residual extremity into a cone to facilitate the proper fit and subsequent use of a prosthesis
True or False: If phantom pain is severe and persistant, A reamputation may be performed at a more proximal location. True.
What anti-inflammatories are commonly given post-amputation? Indomethacin (Indocin), Ibuprofin, Naproxen (Naprosyn)
Out of Indomethacin, Ibuprofin, and Naproxin, which has drowsiness as a side effect and the PT should avoid driving until dosage is established? Naproxen (Naprosyn)
Created by: Shanejqb