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Below-Knee Amputation

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Below-Knee Amputation Lower-limb amputation is a surgical procedure performed to remove a limb that has been damaged due to trauma or disease. Below-knee or “trans-tibial” amputation comprises 23% of lower-limb amputations. Amputation is possible in any age group, but the prevalence is highest among people aged …

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Bell Palsy

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Bell Palsy There are several causes of facial paralysis, such as tumors of the facial nerve or tumors of the base of the brain, trauma, or a congenital condition (a condition that you’re born with). Bell palsy usually begins with a sudden weakness on one side …

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Pressure Ulcer (Bed Sore)

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Pressure Ulcer (Bed Sore) A pressure ulcer, sometimes called a “bed sore,” is a skin injury that occurs in about 40,000 people every year. Usually, pressure sores happen when people are very ill for a long period of time and are not able to change their …

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