Anticipating amputation: The case for communication An OandP.com article (February 2003) Surgical techniques that fail to anticipate an amputee's functional needs are in part to blame for a disappointing lack of improvement in prosthetic outcomes over the last four decades. But a new generation of surgeons is working to reverse this trend.
Prosthetic outcomes for amputees haven't improved over the past 40 years, according to a new study by a team from the Rochester, MN-based Mayo Clinic. Not only that, but rates of amputation appear primed to double by 2030, the researchers warned.
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