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Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: April 2015 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - p 44-45
doi: 10.1097/JPO.0000000000000057
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Quiz—Is There a Difference in Function Outcome, Satisfaction, and Adjustment to Having a Prosthesis in Primary Transtibial Amputations Versus Multiple Previous Reconstructive Procedures Prior to Amputation? Alejandro Dabaghi, MD, et al.

  1. (True or False) ___________ Despite advancements in science and technology, few reconstruction procedures have emerged for congenital problems in the lower limb.
  2. [Select the correct response.] The surgical approach to a malformation of the lower limb involves treating ______________ deficiencies.
    1. latitudinal
    2. malignant
    3. longitudinal
    4. obstructive
  3. (True or False) __________ One of the treatments mentioned in the study typically involves a prolonged treatment time that usually requires more than one surgical procedure.
  4. [Select the correct response.] At times, the final outcome mentioned in the study is a(n) ______________ due to an unaesthetic and failed functional limb.
    1. amputation
    2. more effective prosthesis
    3. a radical transfemoral amputation
    4. effective reconstructive surgery
  5. [Select the correct response.] The acronym for the functional scale that evaluates four functional assessment scores is ____________.
    1. POCDI
    2. ICDOP
    3. PODIC
    4. PODCI
  6. (True or False) ______________ To help determine results, the authors analyzed the number of remodeling residual limb procedures, the number of surgical procedures, and the time of use of the prosthesis for each group.
  7. [Select the correct response.] Regarding the pain subscale, the authors observed a ______________ difference in the multiple surgeries group.
    1. slight
    2. moderate
    3. significant
    4. negligible
  8. (True or False) ______________ Observations indicated that patients who underwent surgical treatments before the amputation experienced pain much more frequently than those with a primary amputation.
  9. [Select the correct response.] Use of the TAPES scale indicated that patients in the multiple surgeries group had a perception of being _____________ dependent on family and friends than those in the primary group.
    1. more
    2. less
  10. [Select the correct response.] For children, ___________ problems are the most frequent cause of lower-limb amputations.
    1. traumatic
    2. congenital
    3. recurring
    4. treatable
  11. [Select the correct response.] According to the study, children who have ____________ amputations are more active, have less pain, and are more satisfied with the results than patients who undergo reconstructive procedures.
    1. successful
    2. multiple
    3. early
    4. late
  12. (True or False) ___________ As expected, the authors found a lower frequency of pain and higher values in global functional outcome in the multiple surgeries group.

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