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QOD 41: Prostesis in amputation patient (Musculoskeletal/Basic Care and Comfort)

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Answer:

D.  The level of the amputation

Rationale: 

Various factors go into determining the most appropriate type of prosthetic appliance to use for a patient who has had a limb amputation. The type of prosthetic may be determined by factors such as the level of the amputation, the patients functional abilities, and the condition of the remaining limb.

 

 

 


Date Published - Mar 7, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 11, 2016

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    loribonicelli

    Is the reason why the answer is NOT “C:The use of the prosthetic after placement” because just because the patient WANTS to use the prosthetic to play the piano, the level of the amputation may prevent and not allow a prosthetic that could do that? Just making sure.

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