International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023 | Rating: 4.4 / 10

Enhancing Rehabilitation and Quality of Life after Limb Amputation: Strategies, Challenges, and Solutions

Shaurya Mohapatra

Abstract: Amputation is a ruinous operation which only removes the whole/part of the limb, but does not cures the patient. As the consequence of it that one more disabled has been added in the society. In the developing world, trauma is the leading cause of amputation caused by inadequately treated fractures, motor vehicle accident and other motorized machinery. Referring to the present statistics of limb loss, the main leading causes are vascular disease (54%) including diabetes, PVD (Peripheral vascular disease). ICD (Intermittent claudication) etc, trauma (45%) and cancer (less than 2%). To overcome the postoperative complications, immediate rehabilitative intervention is essential. Several devices called walking aids were developing for this purpose that is for early ambulation, more reliable life, more independence, security, functionality approach and many more associated benefits. The goals are achieved by different physiotherapy modalities, mirror therapy, prosthetics interventions etc. Physical therapy for transfers and assisted ambulation are initiated. Assisted ambulation is at the discretion of the surgeon and therapist, depending on the patient's rehabilitation potential. Precautionary instructions regarding falling are provided to the patient to avoid the potential of injuring and opening the postoperative wound. A consultation should be obtained for psychosocial and emotional issues.

Keywords: Amputation, Mirror therapy, IPOP

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 2028 - 2031

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