Assistive Devices in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Electrical Burns - Three Case ReportsBy Chang, Jui-Kun; Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 90-96
Publication Date: January/February 2001
Article describing how three individuals who underwent amputations following electrical burns benefited from customized assistive devices. A 36-year-old male with a double-arm amputation was fit with bilateral below-elbow prostheses with voluntary-opening split hooks to improve his daily living skills, such as self-feeding, light grooming and hygiene, dressing, and writing. An 18-year-old male with a double upper-arm amputation was fit with bilateral adaptive prostheses to assist in performing a variety of functional and work-related tasks. A 49-year-old male utilized a lap-frame device to help him sit up in bed. The device acted as a clamp, as the user’s above-knee stumps could be stabilized to assist is moving from lying down to an upright position. The client was also fitted with a pen attached to a head-pointer to facilitate written communication.
Published by: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins (Website:http://www.lww.com)
American Burn Association (Web Site: http://www.ameriburn.org )