Amputation must be performed by a physician in a hospital setting with full equipment. As you know, amputation of the leg is mostly due to diabetic complications and accidents such as accidents, war, etc. Amputation can be complete or partial. In this article, join the medical team of Hamian Teb Lian to learn about the healing process and prevent further damage to the injured limb in amputation due to an accident.
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Measures to prevent further injury to the injured limb in amputation
As mentioned, amputation occurs for a variety of reasons. Sometimes accidents and incidents such as natural disasters lead to amputation. In this situation, it is very important to take care of the injured person until the arrival of medical services.
Do not forget to call the emergency services before doing anything. The first step in preventing further injury to an injured limb in amputation is to stop the bleeding. Complete amputation may not be accompanied by heavy bleeding; Because cutting blood vessels can lead to spasm and stop blood flow. But if the bleeding is severe, you can help the injured person by considering the following:
If possible, wash your hands with soap and water and wear latex gloves. If you do not have access to gloves, you can use clean layers of cloth, plastic bags or the cleanest items between your hand and the person’s wound.
Lay the injured person on the floor and keep the bleeding area high. Remove any removable, near-wound objects, such as clothing, to improve and expedite relief, and apply pressure to the affected area continuously for 15 minutes. If the cloth becomes stained with blood, remove another cloth and place it on the wound without removing the previous cloth.
If a body is immersed in the wound, apply pressure around the body and not directly on it. If the bleeding has not decreased or stopped, continue to apply pressure to the injured area and try to keep the wound from healing. Avoid further viewing. Mild bleeding usually stops on its own after 15 minutes of pressure.
Familiarity with momentary reactions during amputation
In general, each person will have different reactions when an organ is injured. Note that accidental injury or severe bleeding from an injured limb can cause a person to go into physiological shock. Symptoms of physiological shock include:
Loss of consciousness
Feeling dizzy and headache like someone who wants to be anesthetized.
Feeling weak or having difficulty standing
Inability to answer questions
State of restlessness, confusion or apprehension and fear
Sometimes the emotional stress of an accident can cause symptoms such as dizziness or anesthesia, hence the term emotional shock. So be careful not to confuse dizziness and anesthesia caused by emotional stress with physiological shock.
Caring for a completely amputated limb
In case of amputation, try to take the amputated person and hospital to the hospital immediately. If you are unable to find the amputated limb, first take the person to the hospital and then bring the amputated limb to the hospital.
If possible, gently wash dirt and dirt from the affected area.
Place the amputated limb in a sterile gauze or clean, dry cloth and then place it in a plastic bag or waterproof container.
Place the plastic bag or waterproof container on the ice.
The goal is to keep the limb cool, but this should not cause further damage using ice. Avoid directly covering the limb with ice or placing it separately in ice water. Keeping the amputated limb cool should be done indirectly.
Care for the injured amputation site
Stop the bleeding
Hold up the damaged area
Apply or cover the wound with a clean dressing or cloth until the doctor arrives at the scene.
Caring for a partially amputated limb
Hold up the damaged area
Apply or cover the wound with a clean dressing or cloth and apply pressure to stop the bleeding.
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