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Foot Ankle Clin. 2001 Jun;6(2):253-64.

Optimal surgical preparation of the residual limb for prosthetic fitting in below-knee amputations.

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  • 1Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

A well-performed below-knee amputation can result in a high level of patient satisfaction and function. The potential for a successful result and independent ambulation is good after a transtibial amputation, with approximately 70% to 100% of patients being able to ambulate independently after this procedure. A properly fitted and appropriately designed prosthesis is integral to the achievement of these goals. The approaches and techniques discussed here are essential in optimally preparing the residual limb for prosthetic fitting. Attention to factors such as the preoperative evaluation and the surgical technique can ensure the best possible outcome for amputation patients.

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