Limb deficiency and prosthetic management. 3. Complex limb deficiency

Mark E. Huang*, Virginia S. Nelson, Katherine M. Flood, Toni L. Roberts, Phillip R. Bryant, Paul F. Pasquina

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Abstract

This self-directed learning module highlights rehabilitation and prosthetic issues associated with complex limb deficiencies. 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. This article discusses rehabilitation and prosthetic management of patients with amputations for complex limb deficiencies secondary to trauma. Mechanisms of injury, prosthetic issues, prosthetic components, and potential problems in prosthetic fitting will be discussed. Overall Article Objective: To evaluate common problems associated with complex limb deficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Volume87
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Artificial limbs
  • Burns
  • Multiple trauma
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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