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Orthotic management of the neuropathic limb.
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2006 Feb; 17(1):115-57.PM

Abstract

The most common complaint of neuropathic patients is that they were unaware of the neuropathic pathway until it caused a complication. Foot treatment, protection, and amputation prevention historically have been overlooked or covered only slightly in medical education. Chronic neuropathic complications have been seen to have an unavoidable outcome. In many areas, there are no certified orthotists or local health care practitioners who are trained in off-loading techniques. The goal of treatment of a neuropathic or dysvascular patient is to preserve the limb and ambulatory function. Techniques can be shared between disciplines for improved outcomes for neuropathic patients. The combined team expertise with state-of-the-art techniques have enabled wound healing, limb salvage, and improved quality of life for this high-risk population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nancy@handsonfoot.com

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16517348

Citation

Elftman, Nancy Williams. "Orthotic Management of the Neuropathic Limb." Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, vol. 17, no. 1, 2006, pp. 115-57.
Elftman NW. Orthotic management of the neuropathic limb. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2006;17(1):115-57.
Elftman, N. W. (2006). Orthotic management of the neuropathic limb. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 17(1), 115-57.
Elftman NW. Orthotic Management of the Neuropathic Limb. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2006;17(1):115-57. PubMed PMID: 16517348.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Orthotic management of the neuropathic limb. A1 - Elftman,Nancy Williams, PY - 2006/3/7/pubmed PY - 2006/5/4/medline PY - 2006/3/7/entrez SP - 115 EP - 57 JF - Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America JO - Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am VL - 17 IS - 1 N2 - The most common complaint of neuropathic patients is that they were unaware of the neuropathic pathway until it caused a complication. Foot treatment, protection, and amputation prevention historically have been overlooked or covered only slightly in medical education. Chronic neuropathic complications have been seen to have an unavoidable outcome. In many areas, there are no certified orthotists or local health care practitioners who are trained in off-loading techniques. The goal of treatment of a neuropathic or dysvascular patient is to preserve the limb and ambulatory function. Techniques can be shared between disciplines for improved outcomes for neuropathic patients. The combined team expertise with state-of-the-art techniques have enabled wound healing, limb salvage, and improved quality of life for this high-risk population. SN - 1047-9651 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16517348/Orthotic_management_of_the_neuropathic_limb_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -