# Question: How do I calculate amputee needs?

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After getting the total amount of weight lost, divide your lost weight by your pre-amputation weight to get the total percentage. With the amount of weight lost in percentage, subtract your post-amputation weight loss from 100 to get the total amount of weight that you have left.

## How do you calculate BKA IBW?

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## What amputation needs?

An amputation may be needed if: you have a severe infection in your limb. your limb has been affected by gangrene (often as a result of peripheral arterial disease) theres serious trauma to your limb, such as a crush or blast wound.

## How do you measure the height of an amputee?

The height should be measured in centimeters, as the patient presents, during the last dialysis session of the month. *****For the double-amputee patient, weight should be calculated using the following formula: pre-amputation weight = actual weight X 1.5. Height should be reported as pre-amputation height.

## How much does a leg below the knee weigh?

4 lbs The weight of your artificial limb will depend on the type of limb and the components, but on average a below-knee prosthetic weighs 4 lbs and an above knee prosthetic weighs 8 lbs. A natural leg is approximately 1/6 of your bodyweight.

## How do you determine ideal body weight?

Updated Equations for Ideal WeightWeight in pounds = 5 x BMI + (BMI divided by 5) x (Height in inches minus 60)Weight in kilograms = 2.2 x BMI + (3.5 x BMI) x (Height in meters minus 1.5)

## How heavy is a human leg?

A natural leg is approximately 1/6 of your bodyweight. On average, an arm weighs about of your total body weight, depending on your gender, among other factors. A leg is about This means for a 150lb average human being, an arm weighs ~8lb and a leg weighs ~26lb.

## How much does a below knee amputation weigh?

An average below knee prosthesis will weigh around 4 pounds and an average above knee prosthesis will weigh around 8-10 pounds.

## How heavy is an amputated leg?

Man, below-knee amputee, approximately 3/4 of the leg amputated – in this case we will add up the weight of the foot (1.37) and three quarters of the leg (0.75×4.33). The resulting weight percentage is 4.62%. Therefore, a man weighing 165 pounds will lose 7.62 pounds following a 3/4 leg, below-knee amputation.

## How painful is an amputation?

The pain is often described as aching, throbbing, shooting, cramping, or burning. Non-painful sensations may include feelings of numbness, itching, paresthesias, twisting, pressure or even the perception of involuntary muscle movements in the residual limb at the amputation site.

## Why do amputees use more energy?

Simply put, amputees use more energy to walk. Energy efficient prosthetic feet and knees are designed to help alleviate some of this extra energy expenditure.

## What is an ideal weight?

Body mass index (BMI) is a common tool for deciding whether a person has an appropriate body weight. A BMI of less than 18.5 means that a person is underweight. A BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideal. A BMI of between 25 and 29.9 is overweight. A BMI over 30 indicates obesity.

## What is a good weight for 5 5 female?

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