Thursday, May 19, 2022

Post-Op care producing strong amputee’s

Richard Feldman

Dear list,
I was recently asked by a physician who is part of a large medical
practice to assembly some models of care using initial physical
therapy protocols, prosthetic protocols and products that will manage
the new amputee until he/she is ready for a preparatory prosthesis;
TF/TT/Upper extremity. The physician wants to protect the new amputee
from contractures, and muscle atrophy. Simply put she/he wants to
prevent a patients mental and physical debilitation. In my career have
done immediate post op’s, and used product such as Flo-tec,
limb-shrinkers, etc., and used my professional care to enhance my
patients confidence to accept a prosthesis. But I need to update my
resources, and document my facts. For example I was told recently a
local university medical center nearby is using a simple post op
protective cast applied by the surgeon; I would like to know who the
manufacturer is. In addition lliterature must also be given to the
new amputee in multiple languages. Whether your with a institution,
private practice, small to gargantuan practice I would like to hear
from you so I can it pass this valuable information on.
Thank you all in advance.
Rick Feldman, cpo


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