International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096


Efficacy of Stubbies in Initial Phase of Rehabilitation for A Woman with Bilateral Transfemoral Amputation-A Case Study

Tapas Priyaranjan Behera*, Smita Jayavant and Abhishek Biswas

Background: Individuals with a Transfemoral Amputation (TFA) may encounter impediments in day to day life because of decreased mobility. The utilization of “Stubby” prostheses in bilateral transfemoral amputees has been pushed by several authors. The significant focal points of these prostheses are that they 1) Lower the Centre of Gravity, decreasing the rate and reality of falls and 2) eliminate prosthetic knee joint, providing better control and possible reducing the cardiovascular stress of ambulation 3) Cosmesis has been the significant hindrance.

Case description and method: The stubby prosthesis was designed on basis of patient’s condition and complaint.

Result: The prostheses provided optimal mediolateral stability, allowed easy balance, Prevented falling backward and push-off was initiated by rocker bottom.

Conclusion: This Prosthesis is an economic and design with proper biomechanical implications.

Published Date: 2020-11-27; Received Date: 2020-11-06