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Lower Extremity Amputation A Guide to Functional Outcomes in Physical Therapy Management by Linda A. Karacoloff

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Published by Aspen Publishers .
Written in English


  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Rehabilitation,
  • Leg,
  • Orthopedic Surgery,
  • Allied Health Services - Physical Therapy,
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
  • Medical,
  • Prosthetics,
  • Surgery,
  • Diseases - Extremities,
  • Amputation,
  • Amputees,
  • Artificial legs

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Edition Notes

ContributionsFrederick J. Schneider (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages254
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8190051M
ISBN 100834202913
ISBN 109780834202917

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Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) can dramatically reduce lower extremity amputations in individuals with Hansen's disease or any condition that results in loss of protective sensation in the feet. HRSA's National Hansen's Disease Program (NHDP) developed LEAP in The Five-Step LEAP Program STEP ONE: Annual Foot Screening The foundation of . Because the incidence of arm amputation is low compared to that of the lower extremity, relatively few health professionals have much experience in providing surgery, therapy, rehabilitation, prosthetic care, or counseling for a significant number of arm amputees. This book is the definitive text for these by: Middle or lower thirds: 2 60 Leg, amputation of: With defective stump, thigh amputation recommended: 2 60 Amputation not improvable by prosthesis controlled by natural knee action: 2 60 At a lower level, permitting prosthesis: 2 40 Forefoot, amputation proximal to metatarsal bones (more than one-half of metatarsal loss. Among lower extremity amputations, over 90% are due to vascular diseases. 1 Other causes of amputation include trauma, tumors, and congenital malformation. Among upper extremity amputations, the leading cause is trauma. + +.

Lower extremity amputation. Philadelphia: Saunders, (OCoLC) Online version: Lower extremity amputation. Philadelphia: Saunders, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Wesley S Moore; James M Malone. Upper extremity amputations are devastating and will profoundly impact the life of the affected patient. A successful amputation and reconstruction can decrease the extent of the loss. Surgical goals include removing the damaged or diseased limb, minimizing long-term complications, and preparing a limb stump that can be fitted for a by: 5.   Milagros Jorge, in Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation (Fourth Edition), Traumatic amputation. Traumatic amputation is defined as an injury to an extremity that results in immediate separation of the limb or will result in loss of the limb as a result of accident or injury. 49 Traumatic loss of a limb, the second most common cause of amputation, occurs . Lower extremity amputation is performed to remove ischemic, infected, or necrotic tissue or locally unresectable tumor and, at times, may be life-saving. The majority of lower extremity amputations are performed for lower extremity ischemia (peripheral artery disease, embolism) and .

The Lower Extremities “Calculating the whole person impairment by combining the lower extremity impairments and multiplying by should be the same as converting each lower extremity impairment to whole person impairment and then combining the whole person impairments. In cases where they are not equal, the evaluator should useFile Size: KB.   Phantom pain can be prevented by (1) encouraging lower extremity. early amputation in a patient with a hopelessly ischemic foot (while taking into account the patient’s need to come to grips with the prospect of amputation), (2) providing good pain Epidural, spinal, or general anesthesia may be used for control in the early postoperative. Lower extremity amputations involve significant perioperative morbidity and mortality. Thirty-day postoperative mortality rates can range from 4% to 22%. Long term mortality rates at 1, 3, and 5 years can re 38, and 68%, respectively. Mortality rates in diabetic lower extremity amputation patients can be as high as 77% at 5 : Cesar S. Molina, JimBob Faulk. Amputation should be used sparingly and for very limited indications. The indications for amputation include gangrene, severe soft tissue infection, arterial occlusion, extensive osteomyelistis and/or a non-healing ulcer. 8 Risk factors for a patient with diabetes to require an amputation include lower extremity ischemia, peripheral neuropathy, elevated glycated .