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Skin problems of amputees using upper limb prosthesis

Saba Afzal, Maryam Altaf, Natasha Fatima, Bazal Bukhari, Maham Nasir, Sadia Khan.

Abstract
Objective: To evaluate burden of skin problem in prosthetic users.

Methodology: In this observational or cross-sectional survey was performed at Department of Orthopedics Surgery and Traumatology, Myo Hospital, Lahore from March to September 2020.
Data were collected by using Self-made questionnaire from already diagnosed upper limb prosthetic users. CronbachÂ’s Alpha value was 0.63.

Results: Out of 66 patients, 44(66.7%) had skin problems. Most predominant skin problems was irritation seen in 21(31.82%) patients. Others were ulcers, inclusion cysts, blisters and other than these problems seen in 3(4.55%), 5(7.58%), 6(9.09%) and 9(13.64%) patients, respectively.

Conclusion: Skin problems are most frequent complications for upper limb prosthetic users that create hindrance in activity.

Key words: Prosthetics, skin problems, amputees.


 
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Afzal S, Altaf M, Fatima N, Bukhari B, Nasir M, Khan S. Skin problems of amputees using upper limb prosthesis. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 53-55.


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Afzal S, Altaf M, Fatima N, Bukhari B, Nasir M, Khan S. Skin problems of amputees using upper limb prosthesis. https://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=24724 [Access: April 05, 2022].


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Afzal S, Altaf M, Fatima N, Bukhari B, Nasir M, Khan S. Skin problems of amputees using upper limb prosthesis. RMJ. 2022; 47(1): 53-55.



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Afzal S, Altaf M, Fatima N, Bukhari B, Nasir M, Khan S. Skin problems of amputees using upper limb prosthesis. RMJ. (2022), [cited April 05, 2022]; 47(1): 53-55.



Harvard Style

Afzal, S., Altaf, . M., Fatima, . N., Bukhari, . B., Nasir, . M. & Khan, . S. (2022) Skin problems of amputees using upper limb prosthesis. RMJ, 47 (1), 53-55.



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Afzal, Saba, Maryam Altaf, Natasha Fatima, Bazal Bukhari, Maham Nasir, and Sadia Khan. 2022. Skin problems of amputees using upper limb prosthesis. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 53-55.



Chicago Style

Afzal, Saba, Maryam Altaf, Natasha Fatima, Bazal Bukhari, Maham Nasir, and Sadia Khan. "Skin problems of amputees using upper limb prosthesis." Rawal Medical Journal 47 (2022), 53-55.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Afzal, Saba, Maryam Altaf, Natasha Fatima, Bazal Bukhari, Maham Nasir, and Sadia Khan. "Skin problems of amputees using upper limb prosthesis." Rawal Medical Journal 47.1 (2022), 53-55. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Afzal, S., Altaf, . M., Fatima, . N., Bukhari, . B., Nasir, . M. & Khan, . S. (2022) Skin problems of amputees using upper limb prosthesis. Rawal Medical Journal, 47 (1), 53-55.








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