Amputees

Disability legacy of the Haitian earthquake.

Haiti’s earthquake caused untold numbers of new disabilities across the age spectrum, from infants and children to elderly individuals. Amputations, spinal cord and brain injuries, complex multiple fractures, and other massive trauma will leave residual impairments, precipitating pressing needs at both the individual and societal levels. Short-term priorities include clinical stabilization, wound healing, and surgical […]

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“The Implications of Amputees Being Overweight”

 by Jason T. Kahle, CPO, LPO, and M. Jason Highsmith, DPT, CP, FAAOP, Volume 18, Issue 2, March/April 2008   inMotion online magazine of the Amputee Coalition of America   Format             Online article                                        This article stresses the importance of prosthetists addressing the issue of the need to lose weight in some […]

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The National Amputation Foundation

Format           non-profit organization funded by donations     The National Amputation Foundation was founded by a group of amputee veterans who experienced the loss of limb or limbs in the service of our country in World War I. The Foundation has dedicated all its efforts to helping all veteran amputees and has expanded its facilities […]

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The prevalence of knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis among veteran traumatic amputees and nonamputees.

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether amputees have an increased risk of knee pain or symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) compared with nonamputees. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Veterans Administration Patient Treatment and Outpatient Care files. PARTICIPANTS: All male unilateral (transtibial or transfemoral) traumatic amputee patients and a random sample of male nonamputees. Patients were excluded if they were […]

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Sexuality in persons with limb amputation: a meaningful discussion of re-integration.

PURPOSE: Rehabilitation professionals do not appear to be sufficiently prepared to deal with the sexual issues of people with a physical disability, although they have recognized the value of discussing them during the rehabilitation process. This commentary argues that the sexuality of people with a disability should be evaluated from the two viewpoints of sexual […]

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Sexuality in persons with limb amputation.

Eighty-five (85) persons with limb amputation participated in a self-report survey with the aim of describing their physical and psychological status in their sexual life. The questionnaire was organised to reveal not only the physical aspect of sexual life but also life satisfaction. The results indicated that: 1) 43.5% of the respondents talked about sexual […]

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The military upper extremity amputee.

Throughout the course of military history, soldiers have continued to sustain amputation injuries during war times and during peacetime and training missions. What has changed over time is the etiology of, indication for, and management of the amputations. Technology has advanced significantly, often with some military connection. More work still needs to be done, especially […]

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Military lower extremity amputee rehabilitation.

The role of the military has changed over the past eight decades. Although the threat of global warfare still exists, the military of today faces new challenges as a peacekeeper in countries under turmoil. Despite these changes, the fear of bodily injury, such as limb loss and even the possibility of death, are real concerns […]

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Passage of policy statement on the high risk of blindness, lower-extremity amputations, and oral health consequences in minority populations due to diabetes.

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