TITLE

ASSOCIATED DIAGNOSES COMPLICATING REHABILITATION AFTER MAJOR LOWER EXTREMITY AMPUTATION

AUTHOR(S)
Kerstein, Morris D.; Zimmer, Howard; Dugdale, Frederick E.; Lerner, Emanual
PUB. DATE
September 1974
SOURCE
Angiology;Sep1974, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p536
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The factors that complicate rehabilitation of the lower extremity amputee were studied. Diabetes mellitus, bilateral amputee status, cardio pulmonary disease and neuropsychiatric problems all contribute. Stroke and diabetes were found equally in all age groups. One could correlate above knee amputees with cardio-pulmonary disease and below knee amputees with more stump problems. Neuropsychiatric disorders and cardio-pulmonary problems most limited the level of achievement. Nearly eighty percent of the amputees were able to return home; stroke, pulmonary disease and neuropsychiatric problems were the major limiting factors in not returning home.
ACCESSION #
16352135

 

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