If you are facing the prospect of an amputation, you’ll have many things to think about and adjust to. Knowing that you have excellent care after your amputation can help to ease at least some of the stress. The team at Advanced Wound Care in Southaven and Senatobia, Mississippi, and West Memphis, Arkansas, has extensive experience providing post-amputation wound care. To learn more, call today or use the online scheduling tool to make your first appointment.
An amputation is a process to surgically remove a whole or partial extremity or limb. An amputation can be done on a foot, arm, hand, toe, finger, or leg, with the most common form of amputation being a leg amputation.
Today, over 1.8 million Americans are living with an amputation. Fortunately, proper medical care makes it possible for many of these individuals to continue to live happy and productive lives.
If you are facing the prospect of an amputation, having the best medical care possible can make a huge difference in your experience. Proper care in performing the amputation is important, as is medical care to help you adjust to living without the amputated limb or extremity.
The care you receive after your amputation is extremely important to ensure proper healing of the wound.
The most common reason for amputation is poor circulation in the limb due to peripheral artery disease. When sufficient blood supply cannot access certain areas of the limb, the tissue can start to die and become infected.
Other reasons why someone would need to have a limb or extremity amputated include:
As you can imagine, losing a limb causes quite a big wound. It’s very important that this wound receives proper medical attention in order to prevent infection and to make sure that you heal properly. The team at Advanced Wound Care meets with you initially to examine the wound and review the plan of care.
They will then meet with you regularly to change the wound dressing and clean the wound. They also monitor the progress of the healing and ensure that things are moving along as they should. If an issue like infection arises, the team will be quick to spot and address the matter.
To learn more about post-amputation wound care and how the team at Advanced Wound Care can help, call or use the online booking feature today to schedule your first appointment.