2019 Month : July Volume : 6 Issue : 27 Page : 1844-1848
S. Abdul Gafoor1, Mittu S. Shanker2, Shaju V. Cherian3
Dr. S. Abdul Gafoor,
HOD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Government Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala.
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.
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.
Transtibial amputees with early post-operative prosthetic fitting have good functional outcome.
Early post-operative prosthetic fitting is a feasible alternative to immediate post-operative prosthetic fitting for early rehabilitation.
Amputee Early Post-Operative Prosthetic Fitting, Rehabilitation.