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