Rehabilitation considerations of prosthetic fittings for Kaposi's sarcoma amputees

Citation
M. Heim et al., Rehabilitation considerations of prosthetic fittings for Kaposi's sarcoma amputees, DISABIL REH, 22(16), 2000, pp. 734-736
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Rehabilitation
Journal title
DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION
ISSN journal
0963-8288 → ACNP
Volume
22
Issue
16
Year of publication
2000
Pages
734 - 736
Database
ISI
SICI code
0963-8288(200011)22:16<734:RCOPFF>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
Purpose : We report on cutaneous limb manifestations of Kaposi's sarcoma an d the secondary infection of these lesions that necessitated five lower-lim b amputations. 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 ility.