[automatically translated] Amputations of the lower limbs are particularly common; In fact the ratio superior limb / lower limb is 1/11. Prevelentemente hit men (M / F: 2/1) and are strongly related to age. In 70% of cases they are due to vascular disease, in 22% to trauma, in 5% to 3% in tumors and congenital deformities. At the Rehabilitation UOC dell'AOUP P.Giaccone of Palermo, from September 2012 to May 2014 we were recluatati 22 patients lower limb amputees from vascular causes (19 men and 3 women) aged between 69 and 85 years (average age 77). All patients were clinically and valutatai by administration of rating scales for pain, physical activity and disability at baseline (T0), at the end of treatment (T1), and again after one month (T2). The study compared two groups of pieces divided randomly: A (10 men and 1 woman), and B (9 men and 2 women); the first group performed a substantial rehabilitation protocol in a functional bandage, esrcizi postural massage therapy and deep tissue; patients in group B were subjected to the same protocol to which were added 20 sessions of analgesic electrotherapy on the amputation stump and magnetic therapy on a daily basis for four weeks. At the end of the study it was asked to report whether they had taken pieces of paracetamol as an analgesic and supplementary gabapentin therapy at a dose of 300 mg / day to control pain. dall ' data analysis we can claim to have achieved in the short to medium term, a reduction of greater pain relief in Group B as well as a reduction of the stabilization time of the distal limb amputee in less time; Moreover, the percentage of subjects that reduced the daily dose of gabapentin was found to be much higher in group B.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|