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Long-term activity in and among persons with transfemoral amputation

Elizabeth G. Halsne, CPO, et al.

Limb loss greatly affects the lives of those that experience it. The majority of previous limb-loss research has been conducted in laboratory settings. Little is known about how limb loss affects persons with amputation in their homes and communities. Here, step counts of persons with above-knee limb loss were studied to describe monthly, seasonal, and yearly patterns. This study showed that persons with limb loss are greatly restricted in their regular activity. Daily activity was highly variable and changed by month and season.

Volume 50 Number 4, 2013
   Pages 515 — 530

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Halsne EG, Waddingham MG, Hafner BJ. Long-term activity in and among persons with transfemoral amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(4):515–30.

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