Event Title

The Influence of Prosthesis Fit and Quality on Low Back Pain in a Person with a Unilateral Lower Extremity Amputation: A Retrospective Case Report

Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Brandon Divan, Governors State UniversityFollow

Start Date

4-12-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2019 6:00 PM

Abstract

: This case report examines the influence of prosthesis fit and quality, among other factors, in the incidence and treatment of low back pain in a 62 year -old man with a unilateral lower extremity amputation. The subject had lived with a poor-fitting prosthesis that may have influenced body mechanics, potentially leading to the onset of low back pain. With 10 physical therapy visits pain was decreased from 10/10 on the Numerical Pain Rating Scale to 0/0. It is hypothesized that the use of the poor fitting prosthesis would have caused a reoccurrence of his low back pain if it were not addressed through referral to a prosthetist and skilled physical therapy intervention.

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Dr. Dale Schuit

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The Influence of Prosthesis Fit and Quality on Low Back Pain in a Person with a Unilateral Lower Extremity Amputation: A Retrospective Case Report

: This case report examines the influence of prosthesis fit and quality, among other factors, in the incidence and treatment of low back pain in a 62 year -old man with a unilateral lower extremity amputation. The subject had lived with a poor-fitting prosthesis that may have influenced body mechanics, potentially leading to the onset of low back pain. With 10 physical therapy visits pain was decreased from 10/10 on the Numerical Pain Rating Scale to 0/0. It is hypothesized that the use of the poor fitting prosthesis would have caused a reoccurrence of his low back pain if it were not addressed through referral to a prosthetist and skilled physical therapy intervention.