The patient was instructed in gangrene and after removed damaged tissue checks the wound daily, use aseptic method. The patient was advised the need for rest to conserve energy, promote curative, and reduce stress on involved tissues. The patient was explained of immobilizing the affected extremity to decrease the spread of infected drainage. The patient was advised in range-of-motion exercises to maintain strength of muscles and joints and to avoid atrophy of tissues. The patient was taught in the use of ambulatory aids when is permitted out of bed.