Flashcards in Amputee Problems And Complications Deck (9)
How do you prevent scar adhesions
How do you treat choke syndrome?
Relieve any constriction on the residual limb and restore total contact between socket and limb
If phantom pain lasts longer than _______, there is poor prognosis for recovery
What physical exam findings do you see with choke syndrome
Induration, blistering, tenderness
Phantom sensation vs phantom pain
Phantom sensation is normal and non painful.
Phantom pain is painful
What can cause choke syndrome
1. Failure of total contact between socket and residual limb
2. Prosthetic socket too tight
What are 4 causes of bone pain in amputees?
1. Bone spurs
3. Hypermobile fibular head
4. Bone extrusion through muscle
What dermatological issue may arise if choke syndrome may go untreated?