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Incidence, severity, and impact of hyperhidrosis in people with lower-limb amputation

Colby Hansen, MD, et al.

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.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.04.0108

Volume 52 Number 1, 2015
   Pages 31 — 40


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Hansen C, Godfrey B, Wixom J, McFadden M. Incidence, severity, and impact of hyperhidrosis in people with lower-limb amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(1):31–40.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.04.0108
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