Re: ortho question that will stump you!

  1. Q:what's the nursing care for AKA? Can we roll them to Prone position?
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  3. by   P_RN
    Unless the doc has an unusual reason NOT to have the patient prone, yes they should lie prone several times a day. It helps keep the hip flexors from drawing the stump upwards. Other than that asic rehab, dressing care, if the patient will be a candidate for prosthesis, there will be rewrapping and then application of a stump shrinker. (Think ski mask made out of stretch material).