Forelimb amputation of a feline with a humeral fracture: a patient care report

Abi Smith,
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

This report looks at the nursing care of a feline patient that underwent a forelimb amputation. Key areas of care for amputee patients include targeted and appropriate analgesia, alongside appropriate wound care and rehabilitation. Veterinary nurses are essential in aiding the return of these patients to normal ambulation and therefore require good knowledge of physiotherapy practices.

Figure 1. A craniocaudal radiograph of the feline patient, which revealed a fracture of the left humerus.
Figure 1. A craniocaudal radiograph of the feline patient, which revealed a fracture of the left humerus.

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