Impact of amputation level and comorbidities on functional status of nursing home residents after lower extremity amputation.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The ability of nursing home residents to function independently is associated with their quality of life. The impact of amputations on functional status in this population remains unclear. This analysis evaluated the effect of amputations-transmetatarsal (TM), below-knee (BK), and above-knee (AK)--on the ability of residents to perform self-care… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2013.11.076

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