Do rigid dressings reduce the time from amputation to prosthetic fitting? A systematic review and meta-analysis.


OBJECTIVE To investigate whether application of a rigid dressing (RD) to the residual limb soon after transtibial amputation reduces the time from amputation to the first prosthetic casting/fitting compared with the residual limb managed with a soft dressing (SD). DATA SOURCES Studies in humans were identified by a systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.05.002

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