Journal article

Syme Amputation: Function, Satisfaction, and Prostheses

Stewart G Morrison, Phoebe Thomson, Ulrich Lenze, Leo T Donnan

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Syme amputation (SA) is a term used to describe an amputation at the level of the ankle joint in which the heel pad is preserved. It is performed for a number of indications in a pediatric population. SA is purported to hold the advantage of allowing weight bearing without a prosthesis. A limb length discrepancy (LLD) is useful for ambulation without a prosthesis but can be restrictive with regards to the fitting of modern prostheses. METHODS: A voluntary survey was distributed to persons living with SA. Recruitment occurred through hospital electronic database and electronic advertising. Data collected included baseline demographic information, data pertaining to weight bearing ..

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