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Amputations and prostheses

Rajiv S. Hanspal and Peter Calder

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.011003

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Amputations and prostheses

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Amputation surgery should produce a new end-organ for locomotion with a prosthesis or interaction with the environment

The choice of amputation level should be based on healing, functional expectations, and prosthetic use

Success of rehabilitation depends on multi-disciplinary input and management of complications

The prostheses prescribed should depend on functional need and expectation.

Chapter.  4143 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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