Acquired limb deficiencies. 1. Acquired limb deficiencies in children and young adults

P. R. Bryant, G. Pandian

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Abstract

This self-directed learning module highlights prosthetic treatment considerations and challenges in children and young adults. It is part of the chapter on acquired limb deficiencies in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article specifically focuses on prosthetic considerations for a child experiencing a mutilating traumatic amputation, examines the rationale for limb salvage versus surgical amputation for malignant bone tumors, discusses the unique management options available for patients undergoing hip disarticulation due to a tumor, and highlights the complications associated with amputations resulting from trauma and malignancies. Overall Article Objective: To summarize prosthetic treatment considerations and challenges in children and young adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S3-S8
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Artificial limbs
  • Child
  • Disarticulation
  • Hip prosthesis
  • Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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