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Prosthetics for Pediatric and Adolescent Amputees

  • Ted B. Muilenburg
Chapter
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 152)

Abstract

This communication will provide an outline of the variety of prosthetics available to suit the functional (and cosmetic) needs of patients with upper and lower extremity amputations. It will also demonstrate that the prosthetist constitutes a vital role in the rehabilitation of the patient and will respond to his different needs as his requirements for external prosthetic devices change with age and circumstances.

Keywords

Residual Limb Terminal Device Suspension Method Transfemoral Amputee Mechanical Hand 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Muilenburg Prosthetics Inc.HoustonUSA

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