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Predicting prosthetic prescription after major lower-limb amputation

Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, OCS; Matthew Borgia, AM

This article describes prosthetic limb prescription in the first year following lower-limb amputation. Veterans with below-foot and ankle amputation were more likely to be prescribed a prosthesis, and those with above-knee amputation were less likely than those with below-knee amputation. Veterans in the Northeast and Midwest were more likely to be prescribed a prosthesis than those in the South. African- American race, longer length of hospital stay, older age, congestive heart failure, paralysis, other neurological disease, renal failure, and admission from a nursing facility were negatively associated with device receipt.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.09.0216

Volume 52 Number 6, 2015
   Pages 641 — 652


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Resnik L, Borgia M. Predicting prosthetic prescription after major lower-limb amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(6):641–52.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.09.0216
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