Using vacuum-assisted suspension to manage residual limb wounds in persons with transtibial amputation: a case series.

@article{Hoskins2014UsingVS,
  title={Using vacuum-assisted suspension to manage residual limb wounds in persons with transtibial amputation: a case series.},
  author={Robert D. Hoskins and Erin E. Sutton and Deborah M. Kinor and Julia M. Schaeffer and Stefania Fatone},
  journal={Prosthetics and orthotics international},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={
          68-74
        }
}
BACKGROUND Persons with amputation and residual limb wounds would benefit from the ability to continue wearing a prosthesis while healing. Sockets with vacuum-assisted suspension may reduce intra-socket motion and be less disruptive to wound healing. The purpose of this case series was to measure residual limb wound size over time in persons with transtibial amputation while using prostheses with vacuum-assisted suspension. CASE DESCRIPTION AND METHODS Six subjects with residual limb wounds… CONTINUE READING

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