Sunday, March 3, 2024

Information on post-operative care for amputees

Linda Lui

Hello everyone,

My name is Linda Lui and I am currently a first-year clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics program at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. As part of my curriculum, I must do a presentation for my peers, teachers and colleagues about a topic related to P and O. I’m taking this opportunity to learn more about what happens to our amputee patients before they come into our care .

I was wondering if anyone here would be willing to tell me about the their local post-operative care procedures that amputees will receive after a surgery, such as:

– pre-operative preparations required
– the type of dressing used (RRD, SSD, IPOP) and reasons for its choice
– average patient’s number of days spent in the hospital before transferring to a rehabilitation centre
– time to initial temporary prosthetic device
– number of prostheses before definitive device
– any other relevant information

>From local resources, I have gathered that these factors can be quite
variable and dependent on the facility, physiatrist, surgeon and prosthetist. By asking you all, I was hoping I would be able learn more about the process itself and observe if there are any trends in post-operative care across different regions of countries or nations. Thank you in advance for any help you may provide me and I hope to hear from you soon.


Linda Lui, B.Sc. (Hons)
First-year Clinical Methods in Prosthetics and Orthotics Student George Brown College Toronto, Canada


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