Early treatment of trans-tibial amputees: retrospective analysis of early fitting and elastic bandaging.

@article{Velzen2005EarlyTO,
  title={Early treatment of trans-tibial amputees: retrospective analysis of early fitting and elastic bandaging.},
  author={Aafke van Velzen and Marc J. Nederhand and Cornelis Hendrik Emmelot and Maarten J. IJzerman},
  journal={Prosthetics and orthotics international},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          3-12
        }
}
This study investigates the effects of early fitting in trans-tibial amputees. The assumption is that compared to elastic bandaging, the use of a rigid dressing in early fitting will result in quicker wound healing and earlier ambulation. A retrospective file search was carried out in three different hospitals, analysing the time to first prosthesis, the incidence of local and general complications and the functional outcome after discharge from hospital. Each of the hospitals used a different… CONTINUE READING
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