Comparison of removable rigid dressings and elastic bandages in preprosthetic management of patients with below-knee amputations

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if the removable rigid dressing is more effective in preprosthetic management than the conventional support dressing with elastic bandages. Residual limb circumference, independent application of the dressing, tendency of the dressing to remain secure, development of pressure areas, and presence of pain were evaluated in two groups of below-knee amputees. Subjects were randomly assigned to use either removable rigid dressings or conventional elastic bandages. Residual limb circumference was measured three times a week, and the other variables were measured weekly. The results indicated that the removable rigid dressing is more effective in preprosthetic management than the elastic bandage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1438-1441
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical therapy
Volume62
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

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