Amputation is surgery to remove all or part of a limb or extremity. You may need an amputation if you’ve undergone a severe injury or infection or have a health condition like peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Most common signs and symptoms that can lead to limb loss,
- Pain or numbness in the leg or foot
- Slow or non-healing sores or wounds
- Shiny, smooth, dry skin on the leg and foot
- Thickening of toenails or nails
- Absent or weakened pulse in the leg
- An infection that won’t heal.
Causes of Amputation
- Severe injury (from a vehicle accident or serious burn, for example)
- Cancerous tumor in the bone or muscle of the limb
- Serious infection that does not get better with antibiotics or other treatment
- Thickening of nerve tissue, called a neuroma
Occupational therapy is a vital part of a rehabilitation program whether you’re recovering from amputation. OT teaches patients to function without a lower limb with everyday tasks such as bed mobility, dressing, grooming, transferring from surface to surface, homemaking, and community re-entry skills.
At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, we can get you set up with the right therapist for you. Call today to schedule a consultation!
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