Rehabilitation outcomes after bilateral lower limb amputation for vascular disease

Nitz J.C. (1993) Rehabilitation outcomes after bilateral lower limb amputation for vascular disease. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 9 3: 165-170. doi:10.3109/09593989309047456


Author Nitz J.C.
Title Rehabilitation outcomes after bilateral lower limb amputation for vascular disease
Journal name Physiotherapy Theory and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-3985
Publication date 1993-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/09593989309047456
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 165
End page 170
Total pages 6
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 3612 Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Abstract The rehabilitation outcomes of 31 geriatric, dysvascular bilateral lower limb amputees were studied. Twenty-three achieved prosthetic mobility. Seventeen patients used interim prostheses made by a physiotherapist after their first amputation and before definitive limbs were used and 18 used interim limbs after their second amputation. The results suggest that amputees who use interim limbs have shorter hospital stays. The majority of patients were discharged to their own homes to live with their spouses or families.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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