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When should I start therapy for an upper limb amputee?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Right away

Pt should not be delayed.
As soon as you had your amputation performed, physical therapy should commence right away, barring no complications after surgery or contraindications to physical therapy. Pt therapist will ensure your ability to participate in pt and will provide you with guided approach on it.

In brief: Right away

Pt should not be delayed.
As soon as you had your amputation performed, physical therapy should commence right away, barring no complications after surgery or contraindications to physical therapy. Pt therapist will ensure your ability to participate in pt and will provide you with guided approach on it.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: As soon as possible

Therapy is most successful if it starts as soon as possible.
The surgeon who performed the amputation usually makes the determination as to when the limb has healed enough for the prosthetic to be fabricated and therapy to start.

In brief: As soon as possible

Therapy is most successful if it starts as soon as possible.
The surgeon who performed the amputation usually makes the determination as to when the limb has healed enough for the prosthetic to be fabricated and therapy to start.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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