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Prosthetic fitting, use, and satisfaction following lower-limb amputation: A prospective study

Joseph B. Webster, MD, et al.

One of the main goals of rehabilitation following lower-limb amputation is the successful use of a prosthesis to walk and perform activities of daily living. Satisfaction with the function and appearance of the prosthesis is also important. This study found that persons with transfemoral (above-knee) amputations were less likely to achieve prosthetic fitting success by 1 year following a first major lower-limb amputation. Transfemoral amputation, increased age, major depression, and history of dialysis were also associated with less walking with a prosthesis at 1 year. Persons who achieved prosthetic fitting were overall satisfied with their prosthesis.

Volume 49 Number 10, 2012
   Pages 1493 — 1504

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