Posted: December 11th, 2017

An above-the-knee amputation (AKA)

The nurse is caring for a client with an above-the-knee amputation (AKA). To prevent contractures, the nurse should:

a. Place the client in a prone position 15–30 minutes twice a day
b. Keep the foot of the bed elevated on shock blocks
c. Place trochanter rolls on either side of the affected leg
d. Keep the client’s leg elevated on two pillows

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