Victoria Powell's Blog

Articles of interest including items on grafts, surgery,... 

Written by vpmedical Tuesday, May 4, 2010 2:40:00 PM
In my work, I often have to research issues which are important to those with limb loss and related issues. Below are articles which may be of interest to you. • Tibia Vara Deformity After Below Knee Amputation and Synostosis Formation ... read more

Clinical Trials Available through the National Institute of ... 

Written by vpmedical Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:37:00 PM
The U.S. National Institutes of Health hosts Clinical Trials which lists all of the open trials for various conditions. I was surprised to see the number of trials available for amputees. I believe there are 38 studies, most of which are... read more

No Hands No Feet 

Written by vpmedical Friday, April 23, 2010 2:34:21 PM
In November, there was a story of a young girl, 2 years of age, with major injuries to both of her hands. She was taken to the local hospital for treatment. Inadvertently, this young girl had both of her legs amputated, instead of her hands. This ... read more

Resources for amputees and other disabilities 

Written by vpmedical Friday, April 23, 2010 2:26:47 PM
As a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners, I am in charge of our fall journal which carries a theme of Life Care Planning for those with amputation. Typically this means that I am in... read more

Prosthetic Rehabilitation 

Written by vpmedical Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:09:25 PM
Did you know... The number of people who have an amputation and use a prosthesis is expected to rise by at least 47% by the year 2020. The total number of people with paralysis, deformity or orthopedic impairments is expected to... read more
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