SCDs placed on Residual Limbs

  1. Came across a case where the patient was undergoing a cystoscopy procedure with General anesthesia and had a unilateral BKA. There was an SCD on his other leg and the surgeon asked why we didn't have one encompassing his residual limb.
    I know the lower limb compressions are proven to prevent DVT but what if there is no lower limb? Assuming you had access to the correct size compression sleeve, would the patient benefit from compression of the upper thigh and we should change our practice for patients with residual limbs?
    I'm knee deep in online journal research but wondered if anyone else had come across this in their ORs and had insight. Thanks!
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