Before the Amputation
Appropriate exercises prior to the amputation ensure that the muscles are strengthened and help prevent contractures.
Otto Bock, a prosthetics company, shares exercises that are appropriate prior to the amputation. These exercises ensure that the muscles are strengthened and help prevent contractures. Contractures are permanent tightening of the muscles, tendons, nearby tissues, and skin that causes the joints to shorten and become very stiff.
To view Otto Bock’s “Before the Amputation” PDF, click here.
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BY: Haley Soileau
Patient Resources, Prosthetics
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