Below Knee Amputations & PT
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 65 years and older. Read more.
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Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscal Tears May Be Unnecessary in Many Cases
Could 1 of the most popular surgical procedures in the United States be unnecessary many of the approximately 700,000 times it is performed each year? A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that might be the case for arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus—particularly if the tear is a result of wear and aging, as opposed to a traumatic event. As the New York Times reported ("Common Knee Surgery Does Very Little for Some, Study Suggests" - December 25, 2013), a Finnish study of 146 patients between the ages of 35 and 65 found that those who had arthroscopic surgery had no better level of satisfaction 1 year later than had others in the study who had undergone a mock surgical procedure. Read the full story.