# How do you calculate BSA for an amputee?

## How do you calculate BSA for an amputee?

When calculating the dose of chemotherapy in the presence of amputation, many physicians borrow the rule of nines from burn medicine as a way to estimate BSA. The rule provides a practical estimate for the percentage of BSA and divides the body into areas of roughly 9% of BSA.

**How do you calculate amputation?**

Example Calculation A male patient is 5 foot, 8 inches tall and has a full arm amputation. The first task is to determine his Ideal Body Weight at the current height: For a man, use 106 pounds for the first 5 feet and then add 6 pounds for each additional inch: 106 lbs + (6 lbs per inch x 8 inches) = 154 pounds.

### How do you weigh an amputee?

BMI Calculations for Amputees So, if an amputee has lost 3% of his/her body weight as a result of the amputation, the “true” body weight would be the present weight times 100 divided by 97.

**How much does an above knee amputation weigh?**

The weight of your prosthetic leg will depend on the type of prosthesis it is and its components. An average below knee prosthesis will weigh around 4 pounds and an average above knee prosthesis will weigh around 8-10 pounds.

## How do you calculate BMI for amputations?

How is BMI calculated?

- Step 1 – Calculate estimated body weight. We= W0/(1-P)
- Step 2 – Calculate estimated BMI. Estimated BMI = [estimated body weight (lb)/height (in)2] x 703. Estimated BMI = [We(lb)/height(in)2] x 703. For P, we used the following estimates for percentage of total body mass for common amputation levels.

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

How to Calculate the Height in Amputees for Measurements in the HD03 Monitor

- Height = Height (before amputation) x (times) K.
- Example:
- Height for Input into Parameter’s screen:
- 65 x 0.88 = 57.2 inches (height used for input) or.

### How much does a female leg weigh?

Mean Segment Weights

Segment | Males | Females |
---|---|---|

Total Leg | 16.68 | 18.43 |

Thigh | 10.5 | 11.75 |

Leg | 4.75 | 5.35 |

Foot | 1.43 | 1.33 |

**How do you calculate the nutritional needs of an amputee?**

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.