The purpose of this research project was to measure the quality of life following the fitting of a prosthesis in two groups of persons with lower limb amputation. The first group consisted of patients who received an EPOP with subsequent placement of a permanent prosthesis. The second consisted of those that receive a temporary and permanent prosthesis from eight weeks up to two years after amputation surgery. The aim was to measure the difference in the quality of life related to physical, psychological, social/role functioning and well-being related to the function of their prosthesis in the two groups.
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