JOURNAL OF EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE

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2019 Month : July Volume : 6 Issue : 27 Page : 1844-1848

EARLY POST-OPERATIVE PROSTHETIC FITTING PROBLEMS AND SCOPE IN EARLY REHABILITATION

S. Abdul Gafoor1, Mittu S. Shanker2, Shaju V. Cherian3

Corresponding Author:
Dr. S. Abdul Gafoor,
HOD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala.
E-mail: drsagafoor@gmail.com
DOI: 10.18410/jebmh/2019/376

ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND
Limb loss is one of the most physically and psychologically devastating events that can happen in a person. Successful rehabilitation following amputation is complex and requires multiple medical, surgical and rehabilitation specialties. Early post-operative prosthetic fitting and independent ambulation are major goals in the rehabilitation of amputees, with early walking being extremely valuable in the physical and psychological rehabilitation of the amputee.
Objective- To study the functional outcome of early post-operative prosthetic fitting in transtibial amputees.

METHODS
Study Setting- Department of PMR, Government Medical College, Trivandrum.
Study Population- All transtibial amputees with early post-operative prosthetic fitting admitted in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ward during 1 year.

RESULTS
Transtibial amputees with early post-operative prosthetic fitting have good functional outcome.

CONCLUSIONS
Early post-operative prosthetic fitting is a feasible alternative to immediate post-operative prosthetic fitting for early rehabilitation.

KEYWORDS
Amputee Early Post-Operative Prosthetic Fitting, Rehabilitation.