Skin problems on a residual limb affect the mobility and quality of life of individuals with limb loss. This article reviews the literature on skin problems in individuals with lower-limb loss. It highlights the extent of the problem and describes the types of skin problems commonly reported. For skin problems on residual limbs, we propose a standardized system of classification that may help healthcare providers assess, diagnose, and report skin problems in an appropriate and uniform manner.
Volume 46 Number 9, 2009
Pages 1085 — 1090