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Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputation (2008)

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Cover page of the guideline document.The guideline describes the critical decision points in the Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputation and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with lower limb amputations.

Disclaimer: This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

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The guideline is formatted as six algorithms, with annotations:
  • Core
    - Key Issues in Rehabilitation
  • Algorithm A
    - Pre-Operative
  • Algorithm B
    - Post-Operative
  • Algorithm C
    - Rehabilitation
  • Algorithm D
    - Prosthetic Training
  • Algorithm E
    - Long-Term Follow-Up
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