Removable Rigid Dressings for Postoperative Management of Transtibial Amputations: A Review of Published Evidence

@article{Reichmann2018RemovableRD,
  title={Removable Rigid Dressings for Postoperative Management of Transtibial Amputations: A Review of Published Evidence},
  author={James Philip Reichmann and Phillip M Stevens and John Rheinstein and Christopher Kreulen},
  journal={PM\&R},
  year={2018},
  volume={10}
}
Forty years of clinical experience and peer‐reviewed research studies support the use of nonweight‐bearing removable rigid dressings (RRDs) as an effective means of postoperative management of transtibial amputations. We reviewed the published medical evidence regarding the use of RRDs as a postoperative management strategy, culminating in an evidence‐based practice recommendation. Published peer‐reviewed literature on the topic was searched and classified by level of evidence based on the… Expand
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