Consequences of non-vascular trans-femoral amputation: a survey of quality of life, prosthetic use and problems.

@article{Hagberg2001ConsequencesON,
  title={Consequences of non-vascular trans-femoral amputation: a survey of quality of life, prosthetic use and problems.},
  author={Kerstin Hagberg and Rickard Branemark},
  journal={Prosthetics and orthotics international},
  year={2001},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={186-94}
}
Individuals with unilateral trans-femoral amputations due to non-vascular causes were studied in a mailed survey designed to investigate health-related quality of life (HRQL), prosthetic use and problems. The Swedish SF-36 Health Survey and a structured questionnaire designed for trans-femoral amputees were used. The series consisted of 97 subjects (60 men, 37 women), aged 20 to 69 years with a mean of 22 years since the amputation. Trauma was the cause of amputation in 55%, tumour in 35% and… CONTINUE READING

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