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May 18, 1957

Training of the Lower Extremity Amputee

JAMA. 1957;164(3):351-352. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980030127036

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Donald Kerr, himself an above-knee, lower extremity amputee, and the co-author state that their reasons for preparing this book were to inform the surgeon about rehabilitation of the amputee, to inform the nurse on stump care, to give the physical therapist a program of preprosthetic care and techniques for training the amputee, to inform the limb maker about stump care and training techniques, and to instruct the amputee in preprosthetic care, selection and testing of the prosthesis, and exercises in its use. The book is well illustrated. Its 12 chapters are entitled (1) Adjusting to the Amputation, (2) Pre-prosthetic Period, (3) Lower Extremity Prostheses, (4) Stump Socks and Dressing Hints, (5) The Single Above-Knee Amputee: Training, (6) The Single Above-Knee Amputee: Walking, (7) The Single Above-Knee Amputee: Daily Activities, (8) The "Tilting Table" Amputee: Training Methods, (9) The Single and Double Below-Knee Amputee: Training Methods, (10) The Double (One Above

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