Injury and arterial embolisms are the main reasons for emergency amputations.
to reduce injury to endothelium
no, because if you use your cane on your injured side you have to lean on the cane which puts pressure on your injury. if you have the cane on the opposite side as your injury then you can put pressure on that side which will relax your injury
Gangrene can be caused by diabetes, atherosclerosis, peripheral arterial disease, trauma or injury, and Raynaud's disease. It can also be caused by an infection that is not treated.
=We cannot stop blood flow, we can only control it!==To control blood flowing from an injury to the wrist - put some gloves on, wrap a bandage around the wrist to covor the injury, apply pressure to the injury site, elevate the injury higher than the heart and apply pressure to the brachial pressure point.=
Putting on a bandage is important so your injury doesn't get germs but although letting your injury get some air willl let your injury heal faster
to prevent injury.
elevation pressure points direct pressure to injury the very last resort is a tourniquet.
Arterial thrombosis is associated with an atherosclerotic plaque being ruptured. It is hence associated with high pressure arteries. The thrombus is made of many platelets and contains little fibrin. It can lead to stroke or acute myocardial infarction in the most severe cases. Venous thrombosis is caused by vessel injury or static blood flow in a low-pressure venous system. The thrombus is made of fibrin and red blood cells with very little platelets. It can detach to form an embolus and may cause pulmonary embolism.