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Amputations and prostheses 

Amputations and prostheses
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Amputations and prostheses
Author(s):

Rajiv S. Hanspal

and Peter Calder

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.011003
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date: 07 December 2019

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.

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