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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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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.
Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook but easy to fix. This checklist will help you find and fix those hazards in your home.
Surprisingly good results are reported by Center for Disease control.
Walking is not Automatic: Office-based clinical gait assessment. The dynamics of gait and mobility.
Jayanthi Subbarao, MD, MS
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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.
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.