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New hands reduce handicap.
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PMID:  9846243     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: This case study concerns Mr AH, a 93 year old man who suffered bilateral traumatic transcarpal amputations at the age of 17. METHOD: His presentation and the prescription of cosmetic hand prostheses illustrate several interesting points. RESULTS: These include that advanced age and lengthy period since amputation do not preclude prosthetic provision. CONCLUSIONS: Bilateral upper limb amputees can lead long, productive and fulfilling lives and the psychological benefits of cosmetic prostheses are of primary concern in the upper limb amputee.
S Geffen; S Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disability and rehabilitation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0963-8288     ISO Abbreviation:  Disabil Rehabil     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-22     Completed Date:  1999-02-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207179     Medline TA:  Disabil Rehabil     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Aged Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Aged, 80 and over
Amputation, Traumatic / rehabilitation*,  surgery
Artificial Limbs*
Prosthesis Design

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