Awareness, potential factors, and post-amputation care of stump flexion contractures among transtibial amputees

Ghazali, Mohd Fazli and Razak, Nasrul Anuar Abd and Abu Osman, Noor Azuan and Gholizadeh, Hossein (2018) Awareness, potential factors, and post-amputation care of stump flexion contractures among transtibial amputees. Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 64 (3). pp. 268-276. ISSN 2587-0823

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Abstract

Objectives: This study aims to assess the level of awareness of transtibial amputee patients on stump contractures and their compliance with efforts implemented to prevent the condition. Patients and methods: This study included 50 unilateral transtibial amputees (26 males, 24 females; mean age 55.4±14.7 years; range, 18 to 78 years) who met the respondent criteria of the study. The respondents were randomly selected and were issued with a questionnaire. Results: The majority of the transtibial amputees were aware of stump contracture complications. It was found that they also preferred methods of prevention which required less effort, was cost-effective, and were also practical. Conclusion: More focus should be placed on contracture prevention methods which were most complied with by the patients. This is because the effectiveness of a prevention method is highly influenced by patients’ compliance with the method. Patients with a higher risk of developing stump contractures should be also given more attention in post-amputation care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness; knee flexion contracture; post-amputation care; stump contracture; transtibial amputee
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 02:15
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 02:15
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22036

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