Patient experience after lower extremity amputation for sarcoma in england_ a national survey_ disability and rehabilitation_ vol 0, no 0

Purpose: After amputation, rehabilitation and limb fitting services are critically important to optimise outcomes. Aggressive sarcoma cancer pictures We investigated the reported patient experience and variation in limb fitting services after amputation for musculoskeletal tumours in England.

Methods: A postal survey instrument was developed following literature review, patient and clinician consultation and piloting. Carcinoma sarcoma of the ovary The survey was sent from each of the five bone tumour surgical centres in England.


Results: One hundred and five responses were received from 250 patients (42%). Sarcoma cancer images The number of limb fitting centres accessed by each surgical centre varied from 2 to 28. Sarcoma rare Many patients reported care falling short of national standards in areas including pre-amputation counselling, information provision, meeting someone with a similar amputation before surgery, psychological support and falls management. Sarcoma symptoms in dogs Patients were seen sooner where limb fitting services were on site. Canine sarcoma Many patients rely on being driven, ambulance and public transport to access services.

Conclusion: This study demonstrates variation in the reported experience of limb fitting services by sarcoma patients. Abdominal sarcoma symptoms Areas for improvement include information provision, pre-amputation counselling, psychological support and falls management. Uterine sarcoma icd 10 Clinicians should be aware services are highly variable, and this may impact on outcomes. Cancer sarcoma sintomas Patients treated in sarcoma centres with limb fitting services on site may experience better care.

Where preamputation counselling involving meeting someone with a similar amputation is not possible, good information including video could be helpful.

Psychological support, occupational therapy and physiotherapy support must be provided in the acute and chronic phases, including access to long-term rehabilitation care.

Purpose: After amputation, rehabilitation and limb fitting services are critically important to optimise outcomes. Sarcoma metastasis to bone We investigated the reported patient experience and variation in limb fitting services after amputation for musculoskeletal tumours in England.

Methods: A postal survey instrument was developed following literature review, patient and clinician consultation and piloting. Sarcoma treatment centers The survey was sent from each of the five bone tumour surgical centres in England.

Results: One hundred and five responses were received from 250 patients (42%). Sarcoma signs and symptoms The number of limb fitting centres accessed by each surgical centre varied from 2 to 28. Uterine sarcoma staging Many patients reported care falling short of national standards in areas including pre-amputation counselling, information provision, meeting someone with a similar amputation before surgery, psychological support and falls management. Histiocytic sarcoma canine Patients were seen sooner where limb fitting services were on site. History of sarcoma Many patients rely on being driven, ambulance and public transport to access services.

Conclusion: This study demonstrates variation in the reported experience of limb fitting services by sarcoma patients. Sarcoma tumor marker Areas for improvement include information provision, pre-amputation counselling, psychological support and falls management. Pediatric sarcoma cancer Clinicians should be aware services are highly variable, and this may impact on outcomes. Ewing sarcoma treatment protocol Patients treated in sarcoma centres with limb fitting services on site may experience better care.

Where preamputation counselling involving meeting someone with a similar amputation is not possible, good information including video could be helpful.

Psychological support, occupational therapy and physiotherapy support must be provided in the acute and chronic phases, including access to long-term rehabilitation care.