This survey of patients with lower-limb amputation
looked at the effect of sweating on prosthetic fit
and function and tried to determine which factors,
if any, were significantly associated with sweating.
Almost 70% of the patients reported that sweating
interfered with prosthetic fit and function. Sweating
was worse in patients younger than 60 yr, during
warm weather, and with vigorous activity. Cause
of amputation, duration of daily prosthetic use, and
walking ability were not related to sweating. The patients
tried multiple interventions, but these tended to
be minimally effective.
Volume 52 Number 1, 2015
Pages 31 — 40
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