PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTIONS IN 68 YEAR OLD MALE WITH TRANSFEMORAL AMPUTATION: A CASE REPORT
PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTIONS IN TRANS-FEMORAL AMPUTATION
Background: Peripheral vascular disease often goes unreported in the rural areas due to lack of health practitioners and illiterate inhabitants; with causative factors contributing of smoking and tobacco chewing among the rural sectors. From the various reported symptoms of Peripheral vascular disease, the common is intermittent vascular claudication. If not treated at the right time, can lead to amputation at later stages. Amputation is a traumatic procedure, physically as well as emotionally. The role of physiotherapy becomes not only essential but of great importance to the rehabilitation and treatment of the patient. This justifies the importance of this article in correlating the treatment, post the trans-femoral amputation of an elderly male residing in a rural area.
Material & methods: A single case study approach was adopted (ABA design). The subject was a 68yrold male patient with transfemoral amputation. With other musculoskeletal changes taking place simultaneously, the goals were set to restore complete functional independence of the patient. Conclusion: By the end of the two weeks protocol, the patient could ambulate independently, was emotionally stable and was further motivated to continue exercises.
Keywords:Elderly,Peripheral vascular disease, Transfemoral amputation, Physical therapy
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