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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2009;33(4):498-501.
Increase of Independence in a Hemipelvectomy Patient with a Custom-Molded Supportive Seating and a Cosmetic Prosthesis : A case report.
Shin, Ji Cheol , Yoo, Jee Hyun , Park, Sena , Lee, Youngsang , Goo, Haerin , Park, Chang Il
Department and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. youngsang-lee@yuhs.ac
편측 골반절단환자에서 미용형 의지 및 체형 복제 이너를 통한 독립성 향상-증례보고-
신지철, 유지현, 박세나, 이영상, 구해린, 박창일
연세대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실 및 재활의학연구소
We report a case of hemipelvectomy, which was successfully treated with custom-molded supportive seating and a cosmetic prosthesis. A 32-year-old woman with a history of right traumatic hemipelvectomy, 24 years ago, visited our outpatient clinic for proper prosthetic rehabilitation. After injury, she was not able to use functional prostheses because of persistent skin problems of the hemipelvectomy site. She was able to perform all activities of daily living independently, but had to rely on crutch walking and was not able to sit on an even surface for longer periods of time. With the molded supportive seating the patient was able to perform outdoor activities for up to 10 hours. This case shows an approach in amputee rehabilitation, in which the ultimate goal of prosthetic fitting is not independent walking, but the improvement of independence and hence the improvement of quality of life. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2009; 33: 498-501)
Key Words: Hemipelvectomy, Prosthesis, Custom-molded seating
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