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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 394-396

A case of fracture shaft femur in a patient with transtibial amputation

Department of Community Health physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, DMIMS (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Shalaka Dhankar
Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, DMIMS (DU), Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 004, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_190_19

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Transtibial amputation refers to the removal of the ankle joint and lower leg up to distal tibia and fibula. A 45-year-male came to physiotherapy department postoperatively after mid-shaft fracture femur with a history of below-knee amputation of the same extremity presenting with knee flexion deformity, fear of fall, and difficulty in ambulation. Patient underwent extensive physiotherapy to reduce the flexion deformity by improving flexibility of hamstring, after which the patient was subjected to gait training for re-educating the patient to use his prosthetic limb.

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