This self-directed learning module highlights indications for prosthetic components and prescription formulation for adults with acquired limb deficiency. It is part of the chapter on acquired limb deficiencies in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Advantages and disadvantages of specific components of upper and lower limb prostheses are discussed, and a sample prescription sheet for upper limb devices is included. Recent innovations in terminal devices for upper limb prostheses are reviewed. Special considerations for the adult with acquired multilimb deficiency are also examined. Overall Article Objective: To describe indications for prosthetic components and prescription formulation for adults with acquired limb deficiency.
- Artificial limbs
- Limb prosthesis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation