Search for dissertations about: "transfemoral amputees"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words transfemoral amputees.

  1. 1. Gait re-education in transfemoral amputees The training programme, gait analysis, oxygen consumption and coping

    Author : Catharina Sjödahl Hammarlund; Människan i rörelse: hälsa och rehabilitering; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physical medicine; kinesitherapy; revalidation; rehabilitation; a psychologically conscious therapeutic approach; coping; energy cost; oxygen consumption; motion analysis; gait speed; amputees; training; gait re-education; Rehabilitering medicinsk och social ;

    Abstract : A gait re-education programme, combining physiotherapy with a psychologically conscious therapeutic approach, was applied to nine unilateral transfemoral amputees, whose amputation was caused by trauma or tumour. The participants trained once a week for a mean 10 months. The median age was 33 years (range 16– 51). READ MORE

  2. 2. Amputation for vascular disease. Prognostic factors for healing, long-term outcome and costs

    Author : Magnus Eneroth; Lund Ortopedi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; costs; deep foot infections; supplementary nutrition; prognostic factors; outcome; diabetes mellitus; Amputation; vascular disease; Surgery; orthopaedics; traumatology; Kirurgi; ortopedi; traumatologi;

    Abstract : General characteristics and outcome was evaluated in 177 consecutive patients who underwent a major amputation in a defined population. Smoking and diabetes lowered the mean amputation age. Healing failure at six months was seen in 24% of transtibial and in 11% of transfemoral amputees. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cost-effectiveness analysis of health technologies when evidence is scarce

    Author : Thor-Henrik Brodtkorb; Jan Persson; Martin Henriksson; Per Carlsson; Ken Stein; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Health and medical services in society; Hälso- och sjukvård i samhället;

    Abstract : Given the increasing pressures on health care budgets, economic evaluation is used in many countries to assist decision-making regarding the optimal use of competing health care technologies. Although the standard methods of estimating cost-effectiveness underpinning these decisions have gained widespread acceptance, concerns have been raised that many technologies would not be considered for funding, due to scarcity of evidence. READ MORE

  4. 4. Analysis of body motions based on optical markers. Accuracy, error analysis and clinical applications

    Author : Roy Tranberg; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Instrumented gait analysis Motion analysis Skin markers Optical tracking system;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to evaluate the influence of soft-tissue artefacts on analyses of body motions based on optical markers. A second aim is to apply instrumented gait analysis in clinical situations. Introduction: Instrumented gait analysis has been used since 1960 as a clinical evaluation/investigative tool at orthopaedic clinics. READ MORE