International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

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Haron Silva Dorta

Haron Silva Dorta
Master in Sciences,
Escola Paulista de Medicina, UNIFESP-EPM

  • Case Report
    Physical Therapy in the Pre and Post the Transtibial Amputation
    Author(s): Haron Silva DortaHaron Silva Dorta

    Patient, 62, male, suffered a fall in his residence and suffered a distal 1/3 intra-articular tibia fractures (type of tibial pilon fracture, Grade III), held a surgery for bone reconstruction with the need to use metallic synthesis, later came to develop osteomyelitis, achieve chronic and severe stage. He don`t responded to antibiotics, it was decided to perform the amputation member. From the time when the first operation after fracture and to make the second transtibial amputation, intense physical therapy for 06 weeks was carried out, with positive results in a short period of time, it appears that the treatment of pre amputation accelerates the process of prosthesis, gait, balance and therefore the return of their activities of daily living. .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000276

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