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Rehabilitation and multiple limb amputations: A clinical report of patients injured in combat

Ted Melcer, PhD, et al.

This report shows results for 29 patients with two or more combat-related amputations who enrolled in the rehabilitation program at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. The patients received care from many specialty clinics, from artificial limbs and walking assistance to counseling and independent living. Questionnaires were used to evaluate each patient???s improvement in areas such as mobility, pain, depression, and self-care. The problems of two patients with triple amputations and their solutions are described in detail. The results may help patients with multiple amputations and their doctors better understand and improve rehabilitation and outcomes.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.09.0219

Volume 53 Number 6, 2017
   Pages 1045 — 1060


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Melcer T, Pyo J, Walker J, Quinn K, Lebedda M, Neises K, Nguyen C, Galarneau M. Rehabilitation and multiple limb amputations: A clinical report of patients injured in combat. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):1045–60.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.09.0219
ORCID: Ted Melcer, PhD: 0000-0001-8330-6985
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