Postoperative and Preprosthetic Management for Lower Extremity Amputations

Yeongchi Wu*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHaimovici's Vascular Surgery
Subtitle of host publication6th Edition
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781444330717
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012


  • Amputation of lower extremities in ischemia, trauma, with reconstructive procedures
  • Cotton spacer, controlled pressure relief between cast and skin
  • Hip disarticulation, elastic stockinette reducing downward pulling
  • Minimizing postoperative complications, and methods used
  • Postoperative and preprosthetic for lower extremity amputations
  • Residual limb after amputation/prosthetic fitting, prevention of wound infections
  • Supracondylar suspension cuff
  • Syme's amputation, and RRD used 3 to 4 weeks after surgery
  • Through-the-knee amputation
  • Transtibial amputation, elastic bandaging for transtibial limb shrinkage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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