Major limb prosthetic devices

Diane M. Collins, Brad Dicianno, Amol Karmarkar, Paul F. Pasquina, Rick Relich, Annmarie Kelleher

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In the developing world, trauma is the leading cause of amputation in 80% of cases, often due to inadequately treated fractures (Esquenazi, 2004). In the US, 57,000 new amputations are seen per year (Edmond and James, 1990; Esquenazi, 2004). Of these, 68% are acquired from disease, mainly lower limb vascular complications of diabetes, whereas 30% are acquired from trauma. Table 12.1 lists the incidence of amputations by anatomical level, and Table 12.2 provides the Classification of different amputations and the prostheses typical for each level (Dillingham et al., 2002).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAn Introduction to Rehabilitation Engineering
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781420012491
ISBN (Print)0849372224, 9780849372223
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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