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Impaired tissue viability of the residual limb affects rehabilitation

September 1, 2014

Rehabilitation among lower extremity traumatic amputees can be affected by impaired tissue viability of the residual limb, according to results published in the Journal of Tissue Viability.

Researchers assessed 218 studies to identify key factors relating to tissue viability of the residual limb in lower extremity traumatic amputees and found 37 that met predetermined criteria. Researchers used WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and the National Health and Medical Research Council level of evidence to classify studies.

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