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Common skin pathology in LE prosthesis users

Highsmith, James T. MPAS, PA-C; Highsmith, M. Jason DPT, CP, FAAOP

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: November 2007 - Volume 20 - Issue 11 - p 33–36,x1

The nature of state-of-the-art skin-prosthesis interface puts amputees who use prostheses at increased risk for these common dermatologic conditions.

James Highsmith practiced as a physician assistant in the Dermatology Service at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Tampa, Florida. He is currently a second year medical student at the University of South Florida.

Jason Highsmith is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida’s School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tampa. He also is the Project Manager for the University of South Florida’s Demonstration Project on Prosthetics and Orthotics. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.


Preparation of this manuscript was funded in part by the US Department of Education, Rehabilitation Service Administration Project #6140100000/Award #H235J050020 Demonstration Project on Prosthetics and Orthotics.

© 2007 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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