Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2020 , Vol 66 , Num 4
Gülhane lower extremity amputee rehabilitation protocol: A nationwide, 123-year experience
Yasin Demir 1 ,Koray Aydemir 2
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Health Sciences, Gaziler Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Health Sciences, Gülhane Faculty of Medicine, Gaziler Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2020.7637 Amputation, one of the oldest known surgical procedures, causes many physical, mental and sociological problems. With its 123 years of experience, Gülhane has a special knowledge and experience, particularly in amputation. The main purpose of this protocol is to reveal the steps to be followed in individuals with lower extremity amputation. In this way, it is aimed to create a resource which can be used by our colleagues who have difficulties in using an appropriate approach due to the lack of experience. Keywords : Amputation, leg prosthesis, rehabilitation