Rehabilitation of Persons with Transtibial Amputation

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Physical Therapy


This chapter focuses primarily on strategies for initial and intermediate-level rehabilitation, with a short discussion on more advanced prosthetic training. Anticipated functional outcomes for the transtibial prosthetic user are also addressed. Evidence-based practice requires the integration of best research evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values. The goal of this chapter is to provide a foundation for using evidence-based practice in the managment of the individual with transtibial amputation.


Ries, J. D. and V. G. Vaughan. "Rehabilitation of Persons with Transtibial Amputation." Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Lusardi and Nielsen, eds. St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders Elsevier, 2007.

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