Are Women at Increased Risk of Developing Secondary Physical Conditions Associated with Lower-Limb Amputation and Long-Term Prosthesis Use?
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October 2019 -
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Long-term transfemoral (i.e., above-knee) prosthesis users are at an increased risk of developing secondary musculoskeletal conditions compared to the general able-bodied population. Significant resources have been devoted to the immediate rehabilitation needs of persons undergoing lower-limb amputation, but there needs to be greater consideration for the early identification and modification of potential risk factors responsible for long- term development of secondary health conditions such as...