Skin problems in individuals with lower-limb loss: literature review and proposed classification system.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Skin diseases (Diagnosis)
Skin diseases (Care and treatment)
Amputees (Health aspects)
Author: Bui, Kelly M.
Pub Date: 12/31/2009
Publication: Name: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development Publisher: Department of Veterans Affairs Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Department of Veterans Affairs ISSN: 0748-7711
Issue: Date: Dec 31, 2009 Source Volume: 46 Source Issue: 9
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 227281552
Full Text: Skin problems on a residual limb affect the mobility and quality of life of individuals with limb loss. This article reviews the literature on skin problems in individuals with lower-limb loss. It highlights the extent of the problem and describes the types of skin problems commonly reported. For skin problems on residual limbs, we propose a standardized system of classification that may help healthcare providers assess, diagnose, and report skin problems in an appropriate and uniform manner.

Kelly M. Bui, MD, et al.
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