Purpose : We report on cutaneous limb manifestations of Kaposi's sarcoma an
d the secondary infection of these lesions that necessitated five lower-lim
Method: The cases are briefly described and prosthetic adaptations in respe
ct to pressure, traction and sweating on the skin are considered.
Results : All four patients ambulated initially; one lady died, the double
amputee stopped walking owing to the excessive physical demand, and two pat
ients ambulate freely.
Conclusion : Special considerations to the cutaneous/ prosthesis interface
are necessary in order to provide these patients with optimal ambulatory ab