Close to 2 million Americans are living with some type of amputation. Although it is viewed as a last resort after illness or injury, it is sometimes unavoidable. However, because of modern advances in surgery and prosthetic devices, amputation does not have to become a permanent handicap. In fact, many patients are able to regain the use of their damaged limbs and lead relatively normal lives.
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Amputation - leg - discharge; Below knee amputation You may be getting a prosthesis, a man-made limb to replace your limb that was removed.
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The transmetatarsal amputation is more disabling than simple toe amputations, but as in the toe amputations there is no need for a prosthesis other.
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Surgeons may refer their patients to Next Step before surgery to discuss prosthetic options and the fitting process, as well as patient expectations following amputation. Educating patients before surgery can help alleviate their concerns and better prepare them for life as an amputee. Next Step practitioners are able to begin the rehabilitation process the day before surgery. Practioners make a hospital visit to take measurements for a post-operative protection system. With the help of FLO-TECH's adjustable postoperative protective and preparatory system, the APOPPS, the practitioner can protect the patient against injury during both early and preparatory stages of rehabilitation, provide easy access to bandages and dressings for wound care, permit measured and controlled weight bearing, control swelling and edema, and give control as the patient prepares the residual limb for a definative prosthesis.