Lower-back pain (LBP) is often experienced in persons following leg amputation. In this New Zealandbased study, we aimed to (1) determine the prevalence of LBP in persons with above-knee amputation caused by trauma and (2) explore whether LBP in this population is linked to levels of physical activity (PA). Our study identified a high prevalence of LBP in the New Zealand population with above-knee amputation and no link between PA and LBP. However, the presence of moderate to high PA levels in two-thirds of persons with LBP indicates the pain coping strategies adopted by this population.
Volume 49 Number 10, 2012
Pages 1457 — 1466
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