What is included in postoperative care for transmetatarsal amputation (TMA)?

Updated: Apr 29, 2021
  • Author: Palaniappan Lakshmanan, MBBS, MS, AFRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth); Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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After a TMA, it is important to perform a hemoglobin check with postoperative routine laboratory studies. Additional instructions include the following:

  • Perform regular wound inspections
  • Perform radiography, depending on clinical indications
  • Perform an appropriate follow-up check when the patient is discharged, focusing on to stump and amputation viability

Rehabilitation will have to be addressed (see Monitoring & Follow-up).


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