Postoperative Care Following Traumatic Amputation


This introductory one hour course for PT/PTA, OT/OTA, RN, and Case Managers will discuss the many immediate and early postoperative prosthetic techniques available, with a focus on traumatic amputation. Understanding various treatment options, as well as their benefits and risks, will allow the most appropriate techniques to be applied to the user. A patient-centered rehabilitation plan is important to ensure the success of patients, and incorporating programs which support the patient through their emotional journey is just as critical. This course will explore resources for peer support and networks available for your trauma patient.

Course Syllabus

Course Handout

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the postoperative & early rehabilitation process for lower extremity traumatic amputation
  • Describe the goals and benefits of postoperative management
  • Compare the effectiveness of various forms of postoperative prosthetic treatments
  • Develop a post-op & rehab treatment plan

AOTA Classification Codes

  • Domain of OT: Client Factors
  • OT Process: Intervention

Hanger Clinic is an AOTA approved provider of occupational therapy continuing education. This course has been approved for 1.0 CE Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA APP No: 8417.