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Stumps: Reattachment,Management, Complications, Revision and Care for Limb-Fitting

Summary

Before anaesthesia, stumps were hurriedly made, were prone to secondary haemorrhage and usually became infected to some degree, producing long-term problems for amputees who survived. Anaesthesia provide0d more time to fashion better-covered stumps and control haemorrhage, but infection remained a bugbear until antiseptic and aseptic techniques were accepted. Even so, the exigencies of warfare on a gigantic scale revealed many complications associated with stump care. Further, in civil practice, most amputations were undertaken by surgeons who lacked sufficient experience to appreciate the needs of the stump in relation to available prostheses. Only since World War II have amputees benefitted from a multidisciplinary team approach to stump management, from preoperation until satisfactory prosthetic fitting.

Keywords

Lower Limb Amputee Practical Observation Traumatic Amputation Adhesive Strip Amputation Stump 
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