Medical Practice

Early Walking of Geriatric Amputees

Br Med J 1971; 1 doi: (Published 13 February 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;1:394
  1. M. B. Devas


    After amputation geriatric patients have been enabled to get up and walk with the help of a prosthesis, an “early walking aid.” The physiotherapist measures the patient, fits the early walking aid, and instructs him in walking. The prosthesis is simple to make, easy to apply, and allows early walking with the use of a walking frame or sticks. Thus the geriatric amputee can walk as soon after operation as his general condition allows and the surgeon wishes.

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