Amputation, Prosthesis Use, and Phantom Limb Pain: An by Craig D. Murray (auth.), Craig Murray (eds.)

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By Craig D. Murray (auth.), Craig Murray (eds.)

Amputation, Prosthesis Use, and Phantom Limb Pain

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Edited through Craig D. Murray

For the hundreds of thousands of sufferers adjusting to existence with a number of lacking limbs, version consists of an problematic community of actual, mental, social, and existential elements.

It is with this complicated situation in brain that Amputation, Prosthesis Use, and Phantom Limb discomfort: An Interdisciplinary Perspective has been built. in contrast to different books that deal completely with one or one other of those issues, this quantity unites the 3 to come the experiential to what's usually handled within the literature—and too frequently within the clinic—as a exclusively scientific situation. Written via most sensible experts in parts starting from psychology and neuroscience to biomedical engineering and desktop technology (and together with fabric appropriate to these with congenital lacking limbs in addition to to amputees), this quantity presents up to date wisdom with vast entice quite a few expert readers. furthermore, the book’s accessibility guarantees that practitioners operating in groups comprehend each one other’s paintings in addition to buyer wishes. one of the modern issues:

  • Ethical and medico-legal concerns in supplying assistive technology.
  • Psychosocial evaluate of version to amputation and prosthesis use.
  • Congenital limb deficiencies and stories of prosthesis use.
  • Prothesis use in terms of the formation and upkeep of romantic relationships.
  • Biopsychosocial techniques to postoperative pain.
  • Phenomenology of phantom limb adventure and prosthesis use.
  • Relationship among coping sort and phantom limb pain.
  • Virtual-reality remedies for phantom limb pain.

Must analyzing for medical and overall healthiness psychologists, neuropsychologists, prostheticians, orthopedists, neurologists, pros in rehabilitation and rehabilitative drugs, and architects of assistive applied sciences, Amputation, Prosthesis Use, and Phantom Limb Pain is devoted to the aim of encouraging right healthy and alignment—not merely among sufferers and units, yet among therapeutic execs and their clients.

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In the situation where a teenager, namely a teenager between the ages of 15–17, disagrees with his or her parents regards to treatment, then in such a case the Gillick Principle needs to be applied. This refers to a ruling by the House of Lords in the UK that children under the age of 16 who fully understand what is proposed, along with its implications, are competent to give consent to medical treatment. If the teenager is Gillick competent, he or she can decide either to undergo the operative treatment or take the decision till at a later stage.

Unilateral amputee; 3. Medically stable individual; 4. Residual limb 10 to 20 cm in length; 5. Stump in good general condition: absence of cuts, skin infection, excessive phantom pain, neuroma, bone prominence, and excessive perspiration; 6. No fixed contracture of the elbow; 7. No complications on the sound side; 8. No additional problems affecting the ability to reach and grasp, such as poor vision; 9. Fitted with a myoelectric prosthesis at least 1 year ago. 2). They were both considered successful users by their occupational therapists, and each wore a ­myoelectric prosthesis with a supracondylar socket, in which the suspension is achieved through location of the proximal contours of the socket over the ­epicondyles.

1 together with two common NFTs, namely arm swinging while walking and movement of the arm during the transition from walking to either sitting or standing. One participant repeated the experiment on a different day. 7 shows the sequence of events in the trials. At this preliminary stage in the work it was decided to collect motion data from as many upper limb locations as was sensibly feasible and therefore instrumentation was placed on the prosthetic hand (measuring hand opening and wrist angle), both forearms and the non-amputated side upper arm to explore the effects of different sensor combinations on activity classification accuracy.

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