Amputation in vascular patients

Author - Dr Tracey Wall

Date published - 21 September 2011

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Preoperative assessment/risk

  • Preoperative optimization
  • Timing of surgery

Multidisciplinary management

  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • diabetology
  • Awareness of QIP and its recommendations

Perioperative

  • General anaesthesia
  • Regional anaesthesia techniques: epidural, spinal, nerve bocks

Post operative

  • pain relief options
  • nerve blocks
  • sciatic catheters
  • spinal opioids

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