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1

for prosthetics, what are the examination concerns?

skin
girth
shape
length
ROM
strength
proprioception

2

What are some things to look for in skin examination?

heat
redness
pain
open areas
drainage

3

What are common skin problems?

folliculitis (staph)
callous formation
Epidermoid cyst
verrucous hyperplasia
contact dermatitis

4

What are the medicare functional classification levels?

K0 (no ambulation)
K1 (household ambulation)
K2(community ambulation)
K3(leisure activities)
K4(high level activity)

5

Factors affecting prognosis?

age
level of amputation
comorbidity
smoking
time since amputation
condition of intact limb

6

What do you wear whenever prosthesis is not on for 1 year post surgery?

shrinkers

7

What may develop contractors in transferal amputation?

hip flexors and abductors

8

what may develop contractors for trans tibial?

hammys

9

What are muscles that need to be strong for prosthetics tt,tf,ue?

abds, extensors, quads, triceps and low trap

10

What are desensitization activities for?

phantom sensation/pain

11

what are some goals for D/c

ROM
strength
shape
pain
safety (think going to br)

12

interventions of balance and coordination?

1/2 kneeling
reactive standing
single limb stance
wt. shift
step up/over
sit to stand

overall just some WB

13

considerations for pt education?

wear/keep socks clean
keep socket clean
skin check
gradually increase wearing time
shrinker when not wearing prosthetic

14

what has more increase in O2 tt or tf

tf..