Demography and function of children with limb loss.

  title={Demography and function of children with limb loss.},
  author={K Yiğiter and Ozlem Ulger and Gul Sener and Sadiye Akdogan and Fatih Erbahçeci and Kılıçhan Bayar},
  journal={Prosthetics and orthotics international},
  volume={29 2},
This retrospective study was designed for the period 1982-2002 to collect the basic data on the demography, level and side of the amputation, involved limbs, age, gender, and prosthetic functional level in children with limb loss. A total of 232 children were assessed through their prosthetic records. Seventy-two percent (195 children) presented lower-limb involvement, and 28% (77 children) had upper-limb loss. The age of the children varied between 1 and 15 years with a mean age of 9.90 +/- 2… CONTINUE READING