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Prosthesis use in persons with lower- and upper-limb amputation

Katherine A. Raichle, PhD, et al.

People who have had a lower- or upper-limb amputation may benefit from this study. We examined what variables are related to how much one uses a prosthesis, such as age, sex, education, and pain and how one obtained an amputation. We also studied how using a prosthesis can worsen phantom limb pain and residual limb pain. This study is important because it draws attention to factors related to how often one wears a prosthetic device and the effect that these factors may have for those with an upper- versus lower-limb amputation.

Volume 45 Number 7, 2008
   Pages 961 — 972

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