Evaluating outcomes of dysvascular partial foot and transtibial amputation: a systematic review and development of shared decision making resources

  • Fatone, Stefania (PD/PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Objectives 1. To conduct a two-part systematic review. The first part will critically appraise recent evidence describing the likelihood of wound healing, complications, secondary amputations and mortality with either a partial foot or transtibial amputation. The second part will appraise research focusing on the functional and psychosocial outcomes of partial foot or transtibial amputation; specifically, outcomes related to walking, community mobility, participation, quality of life as well as common experiences of limb loss such as depression and anxiety. 2. Together with the AOPA expert working group, and based on the findings of the systematic review, we propose to develop two best-practice resources: a discussion guide as well as a decision aid. These evidence-based resources are designed to help clinicians and patients make well-informed decisions about limb loss using a shared decision making model.
Effective start/end date8/1/1512/31/16


  • La Trobe University (Agreement 2/5/16)
  • American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (Agreement 2/5/16)


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