Lower limb prosthetic considerations in persons with coagulopathies

M. Heim, M. Azaria, L. Heijnen

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Abstract

Most able-bodied amputees use artificial limbs for ambulation. Special considerations are required for persons with coagulopathies because excess pressure or friction may result in soft-tissue haemorrhages. Persons with haemophilia have multi-articular pathologies, hence the necessity to consider carefully the use of accessory walking aids. The use of walking aids results in biomechanical forces being applied through the upper limb joints and this may cause haemarthroses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalHaemophilia
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Artificial limb usage
  • Coagulopathies

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