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Variation of stump volume

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by javier, Jun 1, 2006.

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  1. javier

    javier Senior Member


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    Dear all,

    I would like to share some concerns about transmetatarsal amputation prosthetics due to a difficult case.

    Sometimes there are variations of stump volume after transmetatarsal amputation. For example, I have the case of a 60 year old man, diabetic with peripheral vascular disease. A transmetatarsal amputation was performed 8 weeks ago. He came to our center 3 weeks ago for prosthetic. A foot prosthetic was manufactured but the patient has come complaining about pain on the stump. After evaluation, it was noted that a variation of stump volume was present.

    Since, it is not an uncommon circumstance. I would like to ask you if there are any predictors for these volume variations. I have not found information on the literature.

    Regards,
     
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    Not directly related to the above, there may be something here that helps:

    Can partial foot prostheses effectively restore foot length?
    Prosthet Orthot Int. 2006 Apr;30(1):17-23
    Dillon MP, Barker TM
     
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