What does K0 mean
The patient has no ability or potential to ambulate or transfer on own or with help from another person. A prostheses will not enhance QOL or mobility
What does K1 mean?
The patient is able to or has potential to transfer or ambulate on level surfaces at a fixed cadence. Typically limited or unlimited indoor walking
What does K2 mean?
The patient has the ability or potential to use a prostheses for low level environmental barriers e.g. curbs and stairs. Typically low level community ambulatory
What does K3 mean?
patient has the ability or potential to ambulate with a prostheses at varied cadences around most environmental barriers. May have OT or therapeutic or prostheses to assist with activities beyond amnularion
What does K4 mean
patient has the ability or potential to ambulate with a prostheses exhibiting high activity levels, stress or energy. Usually child, active adult or athlete
What does SIGAM stand for
The special interest group in amputee medicine
What does SAIGAM A mean
Use of prosthetic limb abandoned or cosmetic limb only
What does SIGAM B mean
Only uses limb for transfers, nursing, during therapy, or with the physical aid of another
What does SIGAM C mean, what are the subsets?
Walking on level ground only, 50 meters, with help from walking aids (a= frame, b= crutches/sticks, c= 1crutch or stick or d= no sticks)
What does SIGAM d mean
walks outside on level ground and in good weather for more than 50m, with or without use of aids (a= frame, b= sticks/crutches, c= 1 stick/crutch d= no stick)
What does SIGAM e stand for?
Walks outside for more than 50m, aids only used occasionally for confidence or to improve confidence in adverse weather and terrain
What does SIGAM f mean?
Normal or near normal gait
What 4 abilities must a patient possess to successfully use a prostheses
memory, attention, concentration and organisation
What is the range of days which a patient can be fit with a prostheses
5 to 21 depending on the patient
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