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How is rehabilitation modified for amputees with other injuries?

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Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Wishnew
Dr. David Wishnew
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Delicately

This is where a physiatrist(or physical medicine and rehab) doctor plays a role because this is their field of expertise; customizing rehab programs for all patients of all different needs.
Amputees especially should have their rehab needs met in this fashion. Cheers!

In brief: Delicately

This is where a physiatrist(or physical medicine and rehab) doctor plays a role because this is their field of expertise; customizing rehab programs for all patients of all different needs.
Amputees especially should have their rehab needs met in this fashion. Cheers!
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies

Other injuries have to be considered as it may limit the ability of the amputee to use assistive devices, tolerate exercise, and use the prosthesis.
An example are injuries in both legs resulting in one leg being amputated. The other leg might not be ready to bear weight so the rehabilitation and prosthesis fabrication can be delayed for several months.

In brief: Varies

Other injuries have to be considered as it may limit the ability of the amputee to use assistive devices, tolerate exercise, and use the prosthesis.
An example are injuries in both legs resulting in one leg being amputated. The other leg might not be ready to bear weight so the rehabilitation and prosthesis fabrication can be delayed for several months.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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