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1

How do you prevent scar adhesions

Deep massage

2

How do you treat choke syndrome?

Relieve any constriction on the residual limb and restore total contact between socket and limb

3

If phantom pain lasts longer than _______, there is poor prognosis for recovery

6 months

4

What physical exam findings do you see with choke syndrome

Induration, blistering, tenderness

5

Phantom sensation vs phantom pain

Phantom sensation is normal and non painful.
Phantom pain is painful

6

What can cause choke syndrome

1. Failure of total contact between socket and residual limb
2. Prosthetic socket too tight

7

What are 4 causes of bone pain in amputees?

1. Bone spurs
2. HO
3. Hypermobile fibular head
4. Bone extrusion through muscle

8

What dermatological issue may arise if choke syndrome may go untreated?

Verrucous hyperplasia

9

3 main causes of pain in amputees

1. Incisional pain
2. Phantom sensation
3. Phantom pain