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Dermatologic conditions associated with use of a lower-extremity prosthesis.
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PMID:  15827914     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To document the frequency of skin problems among lower-limb prosthesis users and to assess for factors associated with skin problems among patients using a prosthesis. DESIGN: Six-year retrospective chart review. SETTING: An outpatient amputee clinic at a regional, referral rehabilitation hospital in Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Seven hundred forty-five subjects with a total of 828 lower-extremity amputations participated. Subjects were included if they had a lower-extremity amputation and used a prosthesis for ambulation or transfers. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The presence or absence of a skin problem. Descriptive and nonparametric statistics were used to analyze data. RESULTS: Three hundred thirty-seven residual limbs (40.7%) had at least 1 skin problem. Adjusted odds ratios showed that amputation level, being employed, type of walking aid, and absence of peripheral vascular disease (as a comorbidity) were independently associated with the presence of at least 1 skin problem ( P <.05). CONCLUSIONS; Dermatologic conditions are a frequent complication for the lower-extremity amputee who uses a prosthesis. The results suggest that more active amputees have an increased risk for developing skin problems. Further study in this area is warranted.
Nancy L Dudek; Meridith B Marks; Shawn C Marshall; Jodi P Chardon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-13     Completed Date:  2005-05-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  659-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Artificial Limbs* / adverse effects
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Skin Diseases / epidemiology*

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