The lengthening of short upper extremity amputation stumps.

  title={The lengthening of short upper extremity amputation stumps.},
  author={Robert M. Bernstein and Hugh G. Watts and Yoshio Setoguchi},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={28 1},
BACKGROUND Short upper extremity amputation stumps are difficult to fit with an appropriate-level prosthesis. Fitting at a more proximal level generally results in decreased function. Options in the past have included stump and prosthetic modification, both of which provide limited improvement in function. Anecdotal reports of lengthening short amputation stumps have been published. This article reviews our experience with lengthening short upper extremity amputation stumps in children… CONTINUE READING


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