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By Douglas Murphy

Written by way of skilled physiatrists, prosthetists, and therapists, this e-book presents an advent to the sector of amputee care and prosthetics. committed chapters consultant you thru prescription of prostheses for a number of the degrees and kinds of amputations in either the reduce and higher extremity and tackle fresh advances in performance and protection. Pre- and post-operative care, prosthetic troubleshooting, gait concerns and clinical administration of the residual limb also are addressed. With concise key details highlighted all through, this guide is a welcome aspect of care source or learn instrument for trainees and practitioners in any box who paintings with amputees to revive functionality and support enhance the lives of those contributors.

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  • Concise, functional guide; covers the fundamentals of higher and reduce extremity amputee care and prosthetics
  • Succinct presentation, well-illustrated; details is straightforward to discover
  • Portable; excellent to be used on rounds or within the medical institution
  • State-of-the-art distillation of present pondering and perform; first-class transitional publication for citizens or prepared reference for knowledgeable practitioners

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Ertl procedure: Periosteal flaps from the tibia and fibula are sutured together to form a bridge across the distal tibia and fibula. This bridge helps provide a pressure tolerant weight bearing surface and prevents rotation of the fibula. Knee Disarticulation [3–5] 1. 5 inches of viable tibia remaining. 2. Level of amputation: This is through the knee joint. 3. Characteristics of the procedure: The patellar tendon is detached at the tibial tubercle and the cruciate ligaments are detached near the tibia.

20 Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics UPPER EXTREMITY AMPUTATIONS [3–5] Partial Hand Fingertip injuries have been divided into several zones to facilitate the choice of techniques for microsurgical procedures. Hirase [7] proposed zones DP-I, DP-IIA, DP-IIB, and DP-III, for this purpose. These zones have to do with the feasibility of arterial and nerve anastomosis. The various levels of thumb amputation impair grip with varying levels of impairment (for example, 40% of hand function at the metacarpal phalangeal joint and 20% at the interphalangeal joint).

Each ply added will change the way the socket fits but it should be noted that the change in fit will be universal and not point specific; in other words, if you have areas that tend to be bony prominences such as the fibular head, adding a three-ply sock adds an extra 6 mm and will apply undo pressure possibly causing pain. An alternative to traditional, full-length prosthetic socks are half socks and compensator socks. The benefit to using a half sock is the length of the sock will address only what is at the distal end of the limb and not add bulk to the bony anatomy at the proximal areas such as the patella, tibial plateau or the ischium in the transfemoral socket.

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