Amputation may be the only choice of treatment for severe trauma, vascular disease, and tumors.
If there is ischemic, infected, necrotic tissue, or a locally non resectable tumor in the lower extremities, it is often necessary to perform amputation. In some cases, it's also a life-saving procedure.
Foot Caredeals with Lower extremity amputation conditions.
The major categories of lower limb amputation include:
Mid tarsal amputations
In order to determine what area of a limb needs to be amputated, it's important to understand the circumstances. Trauma amputation is determined by the injury itself. If the required amputation is the result of disease, the amputation is determined by the doctor - based on the patient’s circulation and how well they will be able to recover.
It is much easier to fit and properly use a prosthesis when the limb is as long as possible, and the most possible joints are kept intact.It requires more effort and energy to walk when the limb is shorter.
Our program focuses on:
Maximizing your independence
Safely performing your daily activities of living
Improving mobility at a walking and/or wheelchair level
Teaching safe transfers to/from different surfaces
Caring for the residual limb
Improving strength and range of motion
Improving balance and coordination
Improving psychological adjustment
Using an artificial limb (prosthesis) and other adaptive equipment
Providing education regarding your overall health and well being
Recommending strength and range of motion exercises
Having a limb amputation is a life changing event. We offer a 'Moving Forward after Lower Extremity Amputation' program that specializes in rehabilitation.We are committed to giving expert and compassionate care for each of our patients.
Our 'Lower Extremity Amputation' program delivers an intensive therapy that includes rehabilitation nursing.Our team of interdisciplinary rehabilitation doctors and support staff is dedicated to assisting each of our patients and their families through the recovery process.
They will evaluate each patient and create a treatment plan, custom made for each person's recovery requirements. The focus of treatment is on maximizing mobility and preparing to go back home with the most independence possible.The program includes education for family members or other care providers.