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Coping with the amputation of a leg.

Simon H. Singh

Coping with the amputation of a leg.

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Published by Queens Medical Centre, Social Work Department in Nottingham .
Written in English


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First published in 1985.

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Open LibraryOL13878499M


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Coping with the amputation of a leg. by Simon H. Singh Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book provides the practical knowledge needed to cope with the life changes caused by lower limb amputation. It demystifies the medical process and technical jargon by using plain, easily understandable language.

And it is the first book to combine medical, prosthetic, and psychosocial factors in one convenient volume, including/5(5). Coping With A Leg Amputation By Jean Walters Amputation of any body part car-ries with it a change in body image, but perhaps one of the most serious alterations in body image comes with loss of a leg.

For not only will the individual's physical appear-ance be altered, but depending upon the level of the amputation, his mobility may also be seriously.

This book describes the emotional process that a person may experience in adjusting to limb loss. Based on the author's own story and professional experience, it also includes input from many other amputees.

Dee Malchow is an amputation nurse specialist who underwent a below knee amputation at age 19 from a boating accident/5(12). Coping with amputation poses challenges on many levels: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, financial and may temporarily affect one’s ability to think clearly and even solve routine problems.

Emotional responses to amputation are different for every individual and their family. It is common, however, to feel a sense of grief and loss. Amputation of a limb is a life change. It requires both physical and emotional adjustment.

Any life change, whether positive or negative, can cause stress. Dealing with stress can become overwhelming. It doesn’t matter how physically and mentally strong you are. Feelings of sadness and anxiety can be a natural part of adjustment. The empirical study presented here examines whether a connection exists between coping with amputation, the subjective perception of body image, and phantom limb pain.

Method. For purposes of this study, 43 in-patients at the Sonderkrankenanstalt Zicksee, who had undergone amputation of one or both legs, were examined and by: Limb Loss, Grief, and Coping Amputation of a limb, whether due to trauma or disease, can have major psychological impacts.

It is not uncommon for someone who has lost a limb to experience grief. Although grief is often associated with the death of a loved one, it is File Size: KB. The Amputee Coalition is a national (c)3 nonprofit organization.

EIN - Employer Identification Number: SuiteSouth Building, Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC   Inclusion criteria were patients who had undergone a non-malign leg amputation, were Danish native speakers, and they were discharged to their private homes.

Twelve patients, eight men, and four women, aged 33–87 years participated in the study. The patients had undergone amputation of different by:   How to Deal With Losing a Foot.

Getting a foot amputated might be necessary for a number of reasons, ranging from accidents to diabetes to gangrene. It is a major loss, but if it was done to save your life, then accept it and live the life 89%(9).

This book is a fictional, illustrated story for children about a little boy with a congenital amputation of his left arm. It also includes a glossary of amputee terminology, a letter to parents and teachers, and a series of discussion starters for families and classrooms.

Coping With Your Amputation Amputation poses challenges on many levels: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, financial and may temporarily one’s ability to think clearly and solve problems. Emotional responses to amputation are different for every individual and their family. A child whose leg was amputated due to cancer shows her new friend all the activities she can engage in with her prosthetic leg.

Comes with a CD of the book text. Annie Loses Her Leg but Finds Her Way by Sandra J. PhilipsonFile Size: 80KB.

Objectives. To explore the coping strategies used following a lower limb amputation and their relationship to adjustment in the hospital, rehabilitation, and home setting.

Method. Sixteen individuals who had a lower limb amputation due to vascular disease completed questionnaires, including the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ), during hospitalization (T1), at the end of rehabilitation (T2 Cited by: 5.

Rehabilitation after Limb Loss p. 7 Coping with Limb Loss p. 9 Issues Affecting the Healing Process p. 12 Nutrition p. 12 Do You Have Diabetes p. 13 Care of Your Intact Limb p. 15 Phantom Sensation and Phantom Pain p. 16 Exercise and Functional Training p.

17 Is a Prosthesis a Goal for You p. 18 Pre-Prosthetic Training p. 20File Size: 3MB. An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, such as an arm or leg. This topic may be helpful if you, a friend, or a member of your family, recently had or are planning to have an amputation. Why amputation may be needed.

An amputation may. Finding the right attitude to amputation. An important point is the personal attitude of the patient towards the amputation. The amputation should be viewed as a positive step towards improvement or stabilisation of health.

The recovery and rehabilitation can only be successful if the patient is. Coping With the Loss of a Limb Some people are born with a limb difference, for others it is the result of injury or disease such as diabetes, and peripheral vascular disease (PVD).

Regardless of the cause, losing all or part of a limb is a life-changing event that can cause grief and decreased self-esteem.

This Is What Losing A Leg Is Really Like Jessica Velez "You have a fake leg because of a firework," my five-year-old nephew says, as if he’s breaking the news to me for the first : Jessica Velez. The words “having my leg amputated” became as common as the phrase “please pass the salt.” I educated them in every way I could – I showed them pictures of what the stump would look like, joked about being one legged and laughed with them about tricks we could play on trick-or-treaters on Halloween with the amputation.

Listopia > Amputation Book Lists. Stories about Individuals with Disabilities. books — voters Physically and Sensory Disabled Heroes of Historical Romance. books — voters Fiction: Characters with Missing Limb/Amputation.

books — 87 voters Sensory and Physically Disabled Heroines of Historical Romance. Amputation is the surgical removal of all or part of a limb or extremity such as an arm, leg, foot, hand, toe, or finger.

About million Americans are living with amputations. Amputation of Author: Mary Anne Dunkin. Post-Amputation Pain Treatments: Old and New. Where in the past, many have suffered while choosing life-saving options like limb amputation, there are now a variety of techniques and treatment methods used to provide relief for painful symptoms.

For example, pain management teams have a continued interest in neuromodulation and spinal cord. Children innocently ask if the missing limb will grow back, non-amputees want to 'try on' the prosthetic, and someone is almost always going to be disappointed if there isn’t a dramatic.

Prosthetics and Orihoticr Iniernaiional. 7, Coping with the loss of a leg L. FURST and M. HUMPHREY St. Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey and St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London. Abstract This study sets out to examine the physical and psychological effects of amputation on marriage and family life; assess the extent to which the.

Wrap or cover the injured area with sterile dressing or clean cloth. Save Amputated Part. In some cases, the amputated part can be reattached. If possible, rinse with clean water to remove dirt. Traumatic limb amputation leads to higher levels of anxiety, depression and emotional stress in the individual.

Adaptation to this event encounters a large number of physical changes such as impairments in physical functioning [ 9 ], prosthesis use, pain, changes in employment status or occupation and alterations in body image [ 10 ].Cited by: 3.

How to Help a Person Cope with Amputation Whether diabetics or accident victims, many people have to deal with the frightening fact that they have to have a limb amputated. Whether you are a family member, friend or even a caregiver, oftentimes, you don't know to help them cope.

Lesley S. from Banks, West Lancashire, has recently gone through the trauma of having her cat's leg amputated. One of our veterinary experts, Dr Chris Tufnell, advises her on treatment and aftercare. Lesley writes: Max, my pet cat, has recently had his leg amputated following a diagnosis of bone cancer.

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Problems with blood circulation. These may be the result of atherosclerosis or diabetes. Severe cases may result in amputation.

Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other physical problems include surgical complications and skin. The amputation of a large portion of a foot is a controversial topic for doctors. Transtibial Amputation. These generally happen from the midsection of the shin of the effected individual.

Patients generally can walk with a prosthetic leg. If the amputation must be done. There are many factors that determine how much of the limb is amputated. Generally, the longer the remaining limb and the more joints that are kept intact, the easier it is to fit and use a prosthesis.

The major categories of lower limb amputations are: Foot Amputations - Amputation of any part of the foot. At 17 years old, I became a hip amputee and could now only walk with a prosthetic leg in Once again, stitches and staples were used to help keep my body together after my leg amputation surgery.

I remember after my surgery, I began experiencing phantom pain, which was extreme pain where my right leg was amputated. Tips for preparing for a leg amputation. Emotionally – This will be the most difficult thing to prepare for.

While there are things you can do to prepare for the amputation emotionally, it is impossible to know how you will react when you actually see the missing leg. Coping With Phantom Pain After Amputation not only reduces pain but helps promote a smoother transition to a prosthetic arm or leg.

As time. Amputation Reflexology Question. by Kelley White (Idaho) Actually I have a question. I have recently started learning reflexology and am really enjoying it. My question is. I am a below knee amputee on the right leg.

Does anyone have any information on what I should be doing when it is a right foot reflex point. Most of the time she realized her leg was amputated but sometimes she kinda forgets. And she is way less aggressive now.

We're getting a lot lf support from our family, and we are looking for a fulltime nurse, and once the stump heals we're gonna take her to a rehabilitation center.

Amputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or some cases, it is carried out on individuals as a preventive surgery for such lty: Surgery, Physical medicine and rehabilitation.

WHEN three-year-old Barry Smith had to have his left leg amputated after falling on an electrified railway line, his mother, Christine, felt her world collapse around her. "The amputation was the worst thing that has happened to me, and the best thing," he insists.

"Losing my leg actually felt like healing. Rainbow had lifted me out of my depression but I might have. In modern times, a great deal of foresight and planning go into preparing for an amputation surgery. The patient first meets with the surgeon and other relevant medical caregivers. Together they discuss important issues relating to the surgery, and the patient is educated about the procedure and what to expect : Isaac Perry Clements.physical adaptation can be complex by way of hallucinosis (phantom limb) The cat will feel that it is able to nevertheless rely upon the missing leg and it can take longer for the cat to locate opportunity approaches of acting tasks that contain the amputated leg.

four years after the accident, Luna nonetheless attempts to scratch his left ear with his lacking leg. observation of Luna advised.Coping with Limb Amputation in Dogs Many of us have probably seen a three-legged dog before – and chances are, they were happy.

Whether it’s the result of accident or disease, limb amputation in dogs is common, and dogs are great at coping with it.