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Managing Phantom Limb Pain
Learning to Walk with a Prosthetic Leg
Amputation: The surgical removal of all or part of a limb due to disease or injuryAE Amputee: Above-elbow or transhumeral amputee. AK Amputee: Above-knee or transfemoral amputee. BE Amputee: Below-elbow or transradial amputee. BK Amputee: Below-knee or transtibial amputee. Bilateral Limb: Loss involving two limbs.Body image: Awareness and perception of one’s body related to both appearance and function Chopart: Also known as a partial foot amputation Congenital Limb Deficiency: An absent, shortened or abnormal limb present at birth. Disarticulation: Amputation through the joint – i.e., hip, wrist, shoulder, knee, etc. Extremity: Relating to arm or leg. Gait: Referring to the manner or style of walking. Hip Disarticulation: Amputation of entire lower limb at hip levelIschial Tuberosity: Also called the ischial bone or ischium; located in the pelvis and used for weight bearing. Lower Extremity (LE): Relating to the leg.Myoelectric: Type of upper extremity prosthesis using bio-feedback to control the function. Partial Foot: Amputation through any part of the foot leaving the ankle intact.PFFD Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency: shortened femur bone Preprioception: A sense of the location/orientation of one’s limb in space.Prosthesis/ Prosthetic: An artificial replacement for a body part. (plural: prostheses) Prosthetist: One who fits and makes prostheses.Quadrilateral: Limb loss involving four limbs .Residual Limb: Description of remaining limb from joint to amputation site. Stump: A less commonly used word that describes the remaining limb.Socket: Part of the prosthesis that encapsulates the residual limb. Symes: Amputation through the ankle.Transpelvic: Amputation of entire lower limb, plus a portion of the pelvic bone; may also be referred to as a hemipelvectomy.Trilateral: Limb loss involving three limbs.Upper Extremity (UE): Relating to the arm.