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

Project: Research project

Project Details


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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