The effect of semirigid dressings on below-knee amputations.

  title={The effect of semirigid dressings on below-knee amputations.},
  author={N E Maclean and Gordon Hilton Fick},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  volume={74 7},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The effect of using semirigid dressings (SRDs) on the residual limb of individuals who have had below-knee amputations as a consequence of peripheral vascular disease was investigated, with the primary question being: Does the time to readiness for prosthetic fitting for patients treated with the SRDs differ from that of patients treated with soft dressings? SUBJECTS Forty patients entered the study and were alternately assigned to one of two groups. Nineteen patients… CONTINUE READING

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