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By KERIO RAPHAEL - BSc. P&O FINALIST TUMAINI UNIVERSITY/KCM-COLLEGE.
I recently concluded my Research study to which I was assessing the efficacy of Early Prosthetic fitting amongst Transtibial amputees. A total of 6 subjects were fitted with Rigid Casts out of POP in the Operating theatres and 3 days later the casts were fitted with terminal devices to form the IPOP,By the 4th day, the subject could learn to stand up, short distance transfers early weight bearing and early ambulations utilizing this technique,wound healing in tandem with rehabilitation goals.The results of this study indicated that this techinique accelerated wound healing,diminished post operative pain and oedema and early ambulations was attained.Certainly technique bridge the gape between amputation and definative prosthetic fitting thereby lessening overall rehabilitation period.
try it out and you will discover how valuable a prosthetist is in rehabilitationteam.Further you will find that as a Prosthetist you won't be confined to working in P/O labs/workshops only but also in operating theatres recovery wards.