Lower limb prostheses and ambulation

  • R. Ham
  • L. Cotton
Part of the Therapy in Practice book series (TPS)

Abstract

During 1985 there were 5606 lower limb amputees referred to the limb fitting centres in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for prosthetic prescription. The majority of these were for prostheses at the aboveknee, transfemoral level (49%) and below-knee, transtibial level (42%) (Ham et al., 1989). Therefore, in the majority of hospital practices, the above-and below-knee amputees are most commonly seen. This chapter will therefore concentrate on these two levels and only discuss briefly amputations at the hip, knee, ankle and foot (Table 12.1).

Keywords

Foam Transportation Polyethylene Epoxy Rubber 

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