The most common reasons for amputation are bacteria and infection that can damage the tissue, muscle, arteries, and bones surrounding the wound. In some situations, the infection in a wound can become so severe that it can threaten the patient’s health and amputation is the only way that can be considered. The surgical removal of a limb suggests that a patient should be provided with post-amputation care. Depending on the type of accidents a person has survived after, we can differentiate the following types of post-operative wound care for amputation.
Traumatic amputation wound care
This type of amputation occurs as a result of an accident resulting from which a person loses a limb. In some cases, medical teams can reattach a limb if they work quickly and well-coordinated. If not, a person will likely lose a limb and undergo surgery to treat the injury the right way,
Surgical amputation wound care
The care of patients with amputation is provided in cases when the blood supply to an injured limb is lost and the tissue within the limb dies. In such a situation, the tissue cannot be repaired and a reconstruction is no longer an option. When the person’s injury doesn’t heal, surgical amputation and the respective wood care services are provided.
If you or your beloved person looks for qualified amputation nursing care, the Aurora staff is always ready to help. We work with our patients through the emotional and physical distress following an amputation. Forget about the stress caused by amputations and live a vibrant and healthy life as we provide after amputation care in Plano, near Dallas and DFW.