A major rehabilitation goal in the care of limb amputees is to minimize the negative
effects of this type of disability by using prosthesis, thereby improving the quality of
life (QoL). Studies on QoL of amputees are sparse in Nigeria. Studies on the
adoption and use of Post Operative Prosthesis are inexistent. The present study
designed and fabricated a post-operative prosthesis and as well researched on the
QoL of prosthesis-using-amputees using the Trinity Amputation Prosthesis
Experiences Scales – Revised Edition (TAPEs-R) prosthetic outcome tool. Data
collected was analyzed with SPSS version 24. Spearman’s correlation was used in
the analysis of association between ranks, while Mann-Whitney U Test was used in
the comparison of means. P value was set at 0.05 for all tests. An Adjustable
Transtibial Post Operative Prosthesis (ATPOP) was designed and fabricated entirely
from locally sourced materials and test fitted on an amputee. Above average scores
were observed for all the scales. Age, Gender, Duration of Amputation, Duration of
Prosthesis Usage were parameters that influenced QoL. The ATPOP was found to
cost less than N20,000. This could be affordable to the amputee requiring it. Test for
suspension and knee flexion resistance were positive. Acceptance and Satisfaction
with the ATPOP yielded above Average scores. However, these tests were done on
an already prosthesis-using-amputee due to inability to recruit a fresh amputee.
Consequently, further studies should be conducted to test the device in a typical
fresh amputee to determine its effectiveness as an acute stump therapy device and as
an enhancer of QoL in the long run.
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Frontiers, Edu. "Fabrication of a post-Operative Prosthesis- Quality of Life Among Lower Limb Prosthesis Users in Southern-Eastern Nigeria" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 17, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/fabrication-of-a-post-operative-prosthesis-quality-of-life-among-lower-limb-prosthesis-users-in-southern-eastern-nigeria