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Physiotherapeutic approach in managing a patient after below-knee amputation due to diabetic foot syndrome

Karolina Wolnik-Piernicka, Małgorzata Hałoń-Gołąbek, Bogumił Wolnik, Rita Hansdorfer-Korzon, Anna Korzon-Burakowska
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Clinical Diabetology 2017;6(6):218-220.

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Vol 6, No 6 (2017)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2018-01-26

Abstract

 Diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) is the most common complication in the course of diabetes and can lead to loss of the lower limb. In case of amputation an important role is played by physiotherapeutic proce­dures and secondary prevention. The article presents the case of a 75-year-old man with type 2 diabetes, after below- knee amputation of the left lower limb in the course of DFS. The patient underwent a physi­otherapeutic treatment consisting of a number of procedures aimed at re-education of the gait function and learning to use the prosthesis. It played an impor­tant role in restoring social and professional activities of the patient and thus enabled him to return to his usual life. (Clin Diabetol 2017; 6, 6: 218–220)

Abstract

 Diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) is the most common complication in the course of diabetes and can lead to loss of the lower limb. In case of amputation an important role is played by physiotherapeutic proce­dures and secondary prevention. The article presents the case of a 75-year-old man with type 2 diabetes, after below- knee amputation of the left lower limb in the course of DFS. The patient underwent a physi­otherapeutic treatment consisting of a number of procedures aimed at re-education of the gait function and learning to use the prosthesis. It played an impor­tant role in restoring social and professional activities of the patient and thus enabled him to return to his usual life. (Clin Diabetol 2017; 6, 6: 218–220)

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Keywords

type 2 diabetes; diabetic foot syndrome; lower limb amputations; physiotherapy; rehabilitation

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Title

Physiotherapeutic approach in managing a patient after below-knee amputation due to diabetic foot syndrome

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 6, No 6 (2017)

Pages

218-220

Published online

2018-01-26

DOI

10.5603/DK.2017.0036

Bibliographic record

Clinical Diabetology 2017;6(6):218-220.

Keywords

type 2 diabetes
diabetic foot syndrome
lower limb amputations
physiotherapy
rehabilitation

Authors

Karolina Wolnik-Piernicka
Małgorzata Hałoń-Gołąbek
Bogumił Wolnik
Rita Hansdorfer-Korzon
Anna Korzon-Burakowska

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