Review of secondary physical conditions associated with lower-limb amputation and long-term prosthesis use.

  title={Review of secondary physical conditions associated with lower-limb amputation and long-term prosthesis use.},
  author={Robert S. Gailey and Kerry Allen and Julie Castles and Jennifer Kucharik and Mariah Roeder},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  volume={45 1},
Musculoskeletal imbalances or pathologies often develop into secondary physical conditions or complications that may affect the mobility and quality of life of people with lower-limb amputation. Using one or more prostheses causes people with amputation to alter the biomechanics of their movement. For example, people with lower-limb amputation often favor and stress their intact lower limb more during everyday activities. This can lead to degenerative changes such as osteoarthritis of the knee… 

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