Limb Deficiency and Prosthetic Management. 1. Decision Making in Prosthetic Prescription and ManagementBy Nelson, Virginia S., MD, MPH; Flood, Katherine M., MD; Bryant, Phillip R., DO; Huang, Mark E., MD; Pasquina, Paul F., MD; Roberts, Toni L., DO; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 87, No. 3, Supplement 1, pp. 3-9
Publication Date: March 2006
Paper discusses prosthetic prescription and management for clients with congenital limb deficiency and acquired amputations. Classifications of congenital limb deficiencies and management of people with congenital pediatric upper-extremity amputations are discussed. Changes in management techniques across age groups are discussed, while case examples are presented in which professionals formulate prosthetic prescriptions for people with transradial limb deficiencies, knee disarticulations, and transtibial level amputations. Common prosthetic gait deviations and anticipated functional levels are also discussed.
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