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Current measures of functional mobility in the amputee population share the same limitation; they have not been validated with BLLA primarily because a cohort with capabilities at higher functional levels is very difficult to recruit. Additionally, bilateral transfemoral amputation (BTFA) results in the loss of bilateral ankle and knee power and postural stabilization, which alters joint movement, resulting in compensatory strategies for balance, mobility, and functional tasks. Compensatory strategies demanded the development of an instrument capable of taking these into consideration when attempting to effectively quantify performance on tasks requiring an intact knee when both anatomical knees are absent. The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the AMP-Bilateral (AMP-B) to measure the ability to perform functional tasks related to participation in high-level advanced skill activities for those with BLLA and to determine whether AMP-B scores correlated with performance on the 6MWT.

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A significantly higher proportion of veterans with amputation at the hip, transfemoral, and knee levels was found to use wheelchairs. The veterans using prostheses primarily had lower-level amputations (transtibial and foot amputation). Our results were consistent with those in the literature, indicating an indirect relation between level of amputation and energy efficiency, since individuals with transfemoral amputation require significantly higher levels of energy expenditure during activities than individuals with transtibial amputation [24]. Our study, in fact, was based on self-reported use of wheelchairs and prostheses. We must determine the cause-and-effect relationship between amputation level, metabolic cost, and selection of mobility device in future longitudinal studies by means of objective assessments in addition to subjective responses.

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Of the participants, 12 (46%) had bilateral transtibial amputations (BTTA) and made up the highest proportion of subjects, 7 (27%) had BTFA, and 7 (27%) had combination transtibial/transfemoral amputation (TTA/TFA). Mean height was 182.0 ± 7.7 cm and mean mass including prosthesis was 91.0 ± 18.6 kg (). Eight (30%) subjects were retired from the military, eight (30%) were under Active Duty nondeployed status, two (7%) were under Active Duty deployed status, and eight (30%) had completed skilled rehabilitation and were awaiting disposition. No significant difference existed between groups in age, height, and time since initial injury. Significant differences in body mass were found between the groups. Participants with BTTA and TTA/TFA were significantly heavier than those with BTFA, but differences in body mass were not found between participants with BTTA and TTA/TFA.

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A wide range of amputees can make use of the C-Leg; however, some people are more suited to this prosthesis than others. The C-Leg is designed for use on people who have undergone transfemoral amputation, or amputation above the knee. The C-Leg can be used by amputees with either single or bilateral limb amputations. In the case of bilateral amputations, the application of C-Legs must be closely monitored. In some cases, those who have undergone hip disarticulation amputations can be candidates for a C-Leg. The prosthesis is recommended for amputees that vary their walking speeds and can reach over 3 miles per hour; however, it cannot be used for running. The C-Leg is practical for upwards of 3 miles daily, and can be used on uneven ground, slopes, or stairs. Active amputees, such as bikers and rollerbladers may find the C-Leg suited to their needs.

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Bilateral Transfemoral Amputation

Abstract — The Amputee Mobility Predictor (AMP) is an outcome measure designed to assess mobility and functional capabilities for people with unilateral lower-limb amputation. No comparable measure exists for those with bilateral lower-limb amputation (BLLA). The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of the AMP-Bilateral (AMP-B) to measure the ability to perform functional tasks related to participation in advanced skill activities in those with BLLA and to determine whether AMP-B scores correlated with 6-minute walk test (6MWT) performance. Twenty-six male servicemembers (SMs) completed the study: 12 with bilateral transtibial amputation (BTTA), 7 with bilateral transfemoral amputation (BTFA), and 7 with combination transtibial and transfemoral amputation (TTA/TFA). Significant differences existed between the AMP-B scores (

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The cohort of veterans was divided into two study groups, a prosthesis group and a wheelchair group, based on which device the participants indicated they used primarily for daily mobility. Continuous demographic variables (e.g., age, weight, height, pain, fatigue levels, and number of comorbid conditions) were compared between these groups with use of independent -tests because these data were normally distributed. Categorical variables (e.g., amputation type, side involvement, and upper-limb amputation) were compared with use of nonparametric Fisher's exact statistics. For level of amputation, participants were dichotomized into either (1) lower amputation level (foot amputation and transtibial amputation) or (2) higher amputation level (knee disarticulation, transfemoral amputation, and hip disarticulation). For this classification, a prosthetic limb with an artificial knee was used as grouping criteria; thus, those with artificial knees were put in the higher amputation level group and the rest in the lower amputation level group. Fisher's exact statistics were used to compare levels of amputations. To find differences in mobility device characteristics between the two groups, we performed Fisher's exact statistics and independent -tests.