Amy J. Litterini
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Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a condition in which there is a disruption of blood flow to the extremities. Common causes of PVD include: hypertension (HTN), smoking, cardiac disease and/or diabetes. 12 to 20% of the population greater than 60 years old are affected by PVD. PVD can cause intermittent claudication or critical limb ischemia (CLI) and is therefore the most common cause of lower extremity amputation (LEA). Individuals with diabetes are at even greater risk of LEA. The purpose of this case report is to describe the physical therapy (PT) interventions and prosthetic training for a patient with bilateral lower extremity prostheses following amputation secondary to PVD.
Bessette, Morgan, "Rehabilitation And Prosthetic Training For An Individual With Bilateral Lower Extremity Amputations Due To Peripheral Vascular Disease: A Case Report" (2019). Case Report Posters. Poster 185.