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It is not uncommon that a treating physician or a therapist may recommend that you use a cane, crutch or a walker. This may be before, after or even without history of surgery. Appropriate type of "walking aide (cane, crutch or walker)" is very essential.  Walking aides (cane, crutch or walker) are commonly recommended for improving balance, decreasing the weight on one or both feet (while walking) or for both reasons.
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Learning proper use of cane, crutch or walker

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Management of patients with amputation differs greatly between institutions and providers. Availability of qualified physician, Prosthetist (professional who prepares the prosthesis), therapists and other members of the team enhances the final outcome of rehabilitation following amputation.

Walking is not Automatic

Walking is not automatic. Office-based clinical gait assessment. The dynamics of gait and mobility.

                              ---Presented by

Jayanthi Subbarao, MD, MS

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Gait and balance disorders are common in older adults and are a major cause of falls in this population. They are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, as well as reduced level of function. Common causes include arthritis and orthostatic hypotension; however, most gait and balance disorders involve multiple contributing factors.

 

This book is being provided to you as a compliment from the Jayanthi Charitable Foundation. The Goal of the author and the Foundation is to enhance care for the patients with amputations around the world. We will be very interested to hear from you as to the usefulness of this book to you and your institution.

 

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Rehabilitation following lower extremity amputation requires a comprehensive assessment of the patient to assess the rehabilitation potential of that person and also to determine the appropriate prosthetic components to maximize the function.

Neeru Jayanthi, MD

Dr. Neeru Jayanthi

 

     Associate Professor

 

     Family Medicine and Department of Orthopeadic surgery & Rehabilitation

 

     Loyola University, Chicago

 

     

     Medical director of Primary care sports medicine

     Stritch School of medicine

 

     Maywood Illinois, USA.

LOW BACK EXAM performed by Neeru Jayanthi, MD

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  • Observation

  • Functional Tests 

  • Palpation

  • Range of Motion

  • Neurologic Exam   

  • Waddell's Signs 

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This document was prepared by Jayanthi Subbarao MD, MS, Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopeadic surgery & Rehabilitation.  Loyola University Chicago  Stritch School of medicine. Maywood Illinois. USA. Maywood.IL. U.S.A.