Traumatic amputation of the upper limb: the use of body-powered prostheses and employment consequences.

@article{Strup1988TraumaticAO,
  title={Traumatic amputation of the upper limb: the use of body-powered prostheses and employment consequences.},
  author={Jens St{\"u}rup and H. C. Thyregod and J\orgen S. Jensen and Jens Blicher Retpen and G Boberg and Elsbeth Rasmussen and S Jensen},
  journal={Prosthetics and orthotics international},
  year={1988},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={50-2}
}
Forty three patients with unilateral traumatic amputations were reviewed as to the use of prostheses and employment consequences of the amputation. Seventeen of 19 below-elbow amputees, and 12 of 24 above-elbow amputees used their prostheses. Non-users compared to users of prostheses were characterized by: 1) Higher level of amputation 2) Non-dominant arm… CONTINUE READING