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Role of balance ability and confidence in prosthetic use for mobility of people with lower-limb loss

Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD, et al.

More than 1,700 individuals have lost limbs during military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Even more people lose their limbs because of diabetes and peripheral vascular disease; vascular disease is the leading cause of amputation among the 43,000 people receiving care annually from the Veterans Health Administration. For people with lower-limb loss, impaired balance is common and limits the ability to access and function with a prosthesis within the community. This study defined the relationship among lower-limb prosthetic use for mobility, balance ability, and confidence and suggested a method to identify those who may benefit from additional rehabilitation.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.11.0235

Volume 51 Number 9, 2014
   Pages 1353 — 1364


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Wong CK, Chen CC, Benoy SA, Rahal RT, Blackwell WM. Role of balance ability and confidence in prosthetic use for mobility of people with lower-limb loss. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(9):1353???64.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.11.0235
ResearcherID/ORCID: Christopher Kevin Wong, PT, PhD: L-5051-2013
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