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How is rehabilitation modified for amputees with other injuries?

How is rehabilitation modified for amputees with other injuries?

Rehabilitation: A qualified ot/pt can modify a rehabilitation program to be suitable for just about any patient. The program depends on the amputation (limb and level of amputation) and the goal desired for rehabilitation of the other injuries. ...Read more

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What issues should an amputee consider shortly after amputation?

What issues should an amputee consider shortly after amputation?

Look forward: Its easy to focus on what was lost, so its important to focus on how to make the most of what one has and try to do more today than they did yesterday. ...Read more

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Would it be too much to let the amputee use their crutches on a plane?

Would it be too much to let the amputee use their crutches on a plane?

Unsure: I am not sure what your question is but airlines allow people with disabilities to use the necessary devices for ambulation. If the amputee has a prosthesis the crutches might not be necessary as the isles are narrow and the seats can serve as support . Proper technique with crutches is difficult in a plane for the same reason. Make sure you inform the airline of your needs before traveling. ...Read more

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Why reasons would make an amputee unable to wear prosthetics?

Why reasons would make an amputee unable to wear prosthetics?

Many possibilities: If the person has the increased physical energy necessary to walk with a prosthesis a good rehabilitation team that includes physical therapists, prosthetists, psychologists and physical rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) can help the vast majority of amputees return to an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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How do double feet amputees get around?

Different ways: Depending on the level of the amputation, people could get around either in a wheelchair, with the use of crutches and special footwear, or prosthetics. ...Read more

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Can you have paraplegia and also be an amputee?

Can you have paraplegia and also be an amputee?

YES: Paraplegia is the loss of power in the lower extremities usually due to spinal cord (spastic variety) or peripheral nerve and muscle disease (flaccid type) amputee is a person who has had part or the whole of a limb removed this could be due to a variety of causes from vascular disease trauma or cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an amputee to receive prosthetic?

About 6 weeks: After the amputation is healed a prosthetic leg is usually fabricated in 6-8 weeks. Every prosthetic is custom and several fittings are required before the final product is received. ...Read more

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What is the cause of phantom pain in amputees?

Many factors: The exact cause of phantom limb pain is not completely clear. Cutting the nerves that went to the limb and later attempts by the body to heal the nerve play a role. It is also known that the area of the brain that controlled movement of the limb prior to the amputation may interpret sensation from the stump as coming from the amputated portion of the limb and that this might be painful. ...Read more

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What would prevent an amputee from wearing prosthetics?

Multiple reasons : Successful use of a prosthesis depends on many factors. Walking with a prosthesis requires more energy than usual walking so one of the most important factors is the person's ability to tolerate the increased physical effort. When the body can tolerate the activity, a good rehabilitation team (physical therapists, prosthetists, psychologists and rehab physicians) is crucial for success. ...Read more

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Can a quad amputee woman give birth?

Can a quad amputee woman give birth?

Yes: But caring for an infant would be incredibly difficult. ...Read more