Objective: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and rehabilitation management of patients who undergo amputation for COVID-19-associated coagulopathy. Methods: Clinical and laboratory data for 3 patients were analysed and their rehabilitative management discussed. Results: The medical records of 3 patients who had undergone amputation due to acute lower extremity ischaemia and who were provided with rehabilitation in the COVID-19 unit at San Raffaele Scientific Insitute, Milan Italy were reviewed. Conclusion: Coagulation changes related to SARSCoV- 2 may complicate recovery from this devastating disease. The rehabilitation management of amputated patients for COVID-19 acute lower extremity ischaemia is based on a multilevel approach for clinical, functional, nutritional and neuropsychological needs. Based on this limited experience, a dedicated programme for this specific group of patients seems advantageous to warrant the best functional outcome and quality of life.
- COVID-19 coagulopathy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation