Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development (JRRD)

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Skin problems in individuals with lower-limb loss: Literature review and proposed classification system

Kelly M. Bui, MD, et al.

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

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