Journal Club August 2012: Lower-limb Amputation and Long-term Prosthesis

Article title:  Review of secondary physical conditions associated with lower-limb amputation and long-term prosthesis use
Authors: 
Robert Gailey, PhD, PT; Kerry Allen, DPT; Julie Castles, DPT; Jennifer Kucharik, DPT; Mariah Roeder, DPT
Journal/Source:
Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 2008; 45:15-30.

Discussion:
This review article evaluates literature on secondary physical conditions that develop from musculoskeletal imbalances and pathologies in people with lower-limb amputation. As rehabilitation practitioners, it is essential that we understand these potential secondary complications of amputation and provide targeted preventative care.

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Full-text Article: AOCPMR Journal Club August 2012 Article
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