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Factors related to high-level mobility in male servicemembers with traumatic lower-limb loss

Ignacio A. Gaunaurd, PhD, MSPT, et al.

Currently, many servicemembers (SMs) who experience traumatic lower-limb loss seek to return to high-level mobility activities such as sport. Yet, it has been reported that less than a quarter of them actually return to high-level activity. The purpose of this study was to examine the possible relationship between different factors that can be affected by rehabilitation, other factors associated with lower-limb loss, and high-level mobility, as measured by a new outcome measure called the Comprehensive High-Level Activity Mobility Predictor in SMs with traumatic lower-limb loss. We found that rehabilitation-related factors such as lower-limb strength and balance and other factors such as the number of knee joints, waist circumference measurement, and prosthetic foot type were related to high-level mobility. These results could help guide rehabilitation programs and clinical interventions to help maximize the potential of our SMs with traumatic lower-limb loss return to high-level mobility activities.

Volume 50 Number 7, 2013
   Pages 969 — 984

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Gaunaurd IA, Roach KE, Raya MA, Hooper R, Linberg AA, Laferrier JZ, Campbell SM, Scoville C, Gailey RS. Factors related to high-level mobility in male servicemembers with traumatic lower-limb loss. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013; 50(7):969–84.
ResearcherID/ORCID: Robert S. Gailey, PhD, PT: I-3458-2013; Ignacio A. Gaunaurd, PhD, MSPT: I-3490-2013

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