These cases suggest that stifle disarticulation may be used as an alternative to transfemoral amputation
in avian patients in which prolonged anesthesia and surgery or patient size precludes traditional amputation techniques.
We present here, report of a military soldier with vitamin B12 deficiency anemia who developed CLI on exposure to cold weather in Siachin eventually resulting in transfemoral amputation
on the left side.
Abbreviations: ADAPT = Assessment of Daily Activities Performance in Transfemoral Amputees, ADL = activity of daily living, BAL = balance and coordination, CS-PFP10 = ContinuousScale Physical Functional Performance-10, END = endurance, ICC= intraclass correlation coefficient, IRB = institutional review board, LBS = lower-body strength, MPK = microprocessor prosthetic knee, NMPK = nonmicroprocessor knee, SD = standard deviation, TFA = transfemoral amputation
, UBF = upper-body flexibility, UBS = upper-body strength.
The conducted study included 28 patients: 21 (75%) men and 7 (25%) women) with unilateral transtibial or transfemoral amputation
of lower extremities.
A person with transfemoral amputation
is an individual who has lost one or both lower extremities at the level of femur or above the knee.
35,36) Osseointegration avoids common socket complications by using direct skeletal attachment of an exoprosthesis to the residual limb (35) and has demonstrated success in transhumeral, transtibial and transfemoral amputations
CAD = coronary artery disease, ESRD = end-stage renal disease, PAD = peripheral arterial disease, TFA = transfemoral amputation
, TTA = transtibial amputation.
(TFA) involves significant loss of functional anatomy, including lower-limb structures (bones, joints, and muscles) vital to performing bipedal activities and participating in a wide range of life activities.
Many have transfemoral amputation
, often with bilateral, short residual limbs.
Hip disarticulations were combined with transfemoral amputation
because of low prevalence (n = 33) and to create one "above knee" category as in our previous studies [7-10,24-35].
The purpose of this study was to find a safe and effective means to attach an artificial limb directly to the residual femur of people with transfemoral amputation
no amputation vs partial foot amputation [PFA], transtibial amputation [TTA], and transfemoral amputation
[TFA]) and BMI prior to surgery.
Following limb loss, people with transfemoral amputation
(TFA) and transtibial amputation (TTA) compensate with asymmetrical movements in their back and lower-limb joints.
Lower-limb amputation, including transfemoral amputation
(TFA) and transtibial amputation (TTA), is increasingly common secondary to vascular and nonvascular etiology [1-2].
However, there was a significant association between level of amputation and sweating: 50 percent of those with a transfemoral amputation
reported no problems with sweating.