Dutch evidence-based guidelines for amputation and prosthetics of the lower extremity: Rehabilitation process and prosthetics. Part 2

Jan Geertzen*, Harmen Van Der Linde, Kitty Rosenbrand, Marcel Conradi, Jos Deckers, Jan Koning, Hans S. Rietman, Dick Van Der Schaaf, Rein Van Der Ploeg, Johannes Schapendonk, Ernst Schrier, Rob Smit Duijzentkunst, Monica Spruit-Van Eijk, Gerbrig Versteegen, Harrie Voesten

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Abstract

Background: A structured, multidisciplinary approach in the rehabilitation process after amputation is needed that includes a greater focus on the involvement of both (para)medics and prosthetists. There is considerable variation in prosthetic prescription concerning the moment of initial prosthesis fitting and the use of replacement parts. Objectives: To produce an evidence-based guideline for the amputation and prosthetics of the lower extremities. This guideline provides recommendations in support of daily practice and is based on the results of scientific research and further discussions focussed on establishing good medical practice. Part 2 focuses on rehabilitation process and prosthetics. Study design: Systematic literature design. Methods: Literature search in five databases and quality assessment on the basis of evidence-based guideline development. Results: An evidence-based multidisciplinary guideline on amputation and prosthetics of the lower extremity. Conclusion: The best care (in general) for patients undergoing amputation of a lower extremity is presented and discussed. This part of the guideline provides recommendations for treatment and reintegration of patients undergoing amputation of a lower extremity and can be used to provide patient information. Clinical relevance This guideline provides recommendations in support of daily practice and is based on the results of scientific research and further discussions focussed on establishing good medical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-371
Number of pages11
JournalProsthetics and orthotics international
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

Keywords

  • prosthesis
  • Rehabilitation
  • n/a OA procedure

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