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Postoperative Physical Treatment
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above-knee limbs above-knee stumps all-wood limb amputated side amputee negotiating stairs artificial limb backwards below-knee amputee below-knee stump bending knee Bilateral above-knee bilateral amputees chair circumducted corset cross-knee strap disarticulation encourage exercises extended fall flexion contracture floor Four-point walking free knee Free walking free-standing balance full weight-bearing functional activities groin ground hand handrail heel hindquarter amputation hip flexion iliac crest inches ischial tuberosity knee joint knee lock limb centre limb fitter Limb Fitting Centre limb makers limb surgeon limb wearing locked limb long femoral stumps method movement muscles necessary oedema patella pelvic band Phase pivot placed problem prosthetic training prosthetist pylon quadriceps quadriceps muscles Rayolast rehabilitation rocker bases rocker peg Roehampton seat or arm shin piece short stump sitting sliding socket sound leg sound side Stair-climbing Starting position stick stump bandaging taken technique tetrapod therapist through-knee tibia type of prosthesis Unilateral above-knee amputee walking rails walking training weeks weight