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

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

Amputation, Prosthesis Use, and Phantom Limb Pain

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Edited by means of Craig D. Murray

For the thousands of sufferers adjusting to existence with a number of lacking limbs, edition consists of an difficult community of actual, mental, social, and existential components.

It is with this advanced situation in brain that Amputation, Prosthesis Use, and Phantom Limb discomfort: An Interdisciplinary Perspective has been constructed. 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 taken care of within the literature—and too frequently within the clinic—as a exclusively clinical situation. Written via best experts in parts starting from psychology and neuroscience to biomedical engineering and machine technological know-how (and together with fabric appropriate to these with congenital lacking limbs in addition to to amputees), this quantity presents updated wisdom with extensive attract numerous specialist readers. furthermore, the book’s accessibility guarantees that practitioners operating in groups comprehend every one other’s paintings in addition to patron wishes. one of the modern subject matters:

  • Ethical and medico-legal concerns in offering assistive technology.
  • Psychosocial overview of variation to amputation and prosthesis use.
  • Congenital limb deficiencies and stories of prosthesis use.
  • Prothesis use when it comes to the formation and upkeep of romantic relationships.
  • Biopsychosocial techniques to postoperative pain.
  • Phenomenology of phantom limb adventure and prosthesis use.
  • Relationship among coping variety and phantom limb pain.
  • Virtual-reality remedies for phantom limb pain.

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

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Goals are the functional outcomes that the patient and the team strive to achieve. This obviously involves the patient, the rehabilitation team, the family and society as well, as we all value independence and self sufficiency. A high premium is placed on physical mobility and cosmesis of the prosthesis. There can be ethical dilemmas between various members of the multidisciplinary and the interdisciplinary team. There can be conflict issues within the team or between the team and the patient because of unrealistic patient expectations.

This suggests that laboratory, or clinic-based assessments are limited in the information they provide to clinicians or designers of new prostheses. Further, self-report approaches, such as questionnaires or interviews rely on accurate recall and reporting by subjects, an approach that has been shown to be flawed in other rehabilitation and public health domains. Therefore, this chapter reports a study investigating the feasibility of quantifying the nature and duration of tasks performed with a myoelectric prosthesis by means of an activity monitor.

Finally, we propose a new approach; activity monitoring of upper limb prostheses. 1 Questionnaires, Interviews and Clinical Records The usage and/or functionality of upper limb prostheses in every-day life have traditionally been assessed from information obtained by postal questionnaires (Burger and Marincek 1994; Gaine et al 1997; Millstein et al. 1986; Wright et al. 1995; Roeschlein and Domholdt 1989), phone interviews (Thornby and Krebs 1992; Pezzin et al. 2004), or personal interviews (Kejlaa 1993; Northmore-Ball et al.

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