Limb Amputation

From aetiology to rehabilitation

  • Authors
  • R. Ham
  • L. Cotton

Part of the Therapy in Practice book series (TPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 12-22
  3. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 23-45
  4. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 46-55
  5. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 56-73
  6. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 74-82
  7. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 83-102
  8. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 103-135
  9. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 136-146
  10. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 147-157
  11. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 158-169
  12. R. Ham, L. Cotton
    Pages 170-223
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 224-229

About this book


The majority of amputations in the western world today are due to vascular disease. Despite the advances in surgical treatment of this disease, particularly by reconstruction, it is a sad fact that the number of amputations performed in these countries each year for vascular disease is increasing. Most of these amputees are elderly and their life expectancy is short, so it is important that the treatment and rehabilitation that they receive is informed, appropriate, efficient and swift to enable them to return successfully to life in the community for their remaining years. Management of this group of patients has proved to be successful only if a multidisciplinary team approach is adopted. Until recently in the UK, this approach sadly has only been implemented by a few centres. However, with the publication of the McColl report into the prosthetic and wheelchair service in 1986, interest in the care of the amputee is growing throughout the country. This book covers all aspects of amputation from disease and diagnosis to rehabilitation and community discharge with emphasis on the man­ agerneut of the largest group, the vascular lower limb amputee. A team approach is described and emphasized as being essential for good results and subsequent successful return into the community. The role of each of the important disciplines is described in relation to the appropriate part of the rehabilitation phase.


amputation care diagnosis etiology management patients reconstruction rehabilitation treatment vascular disease

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-34610-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3152-8
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