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7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Annual Assembly of the German and the Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Austrian Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

26.-29.10.2011, Salzburg, Österreich

Sports and amputees

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author presenting/speaker Carina Zorn - Univ. Klinik für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation, Wien, Austria
  • author Richard Crevenna - Univ. Klinik für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation, Wien, Austria
  • author Veronika Fialka-Moser - Univ. Klinik für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation, Wien, Austria
  • author Karin Pieber - Univ. Klinik für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation, Wien, Austria

7th EFSMA – European Congress of Sports Medicine, 3rd Central European Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Salzburg, 26.-29.10.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11esm015

DOI: 10.3205/11esm015, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11esm0151

Veröffentlicht: 24. Oktober 2011

© 2011 Zorn et al.
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Gliederung

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Objective: This presentation aims to give an overview about the rehabilitation procedure after an amputation leading back into sportive activity and to highlight the different needs of the sportsmen and possible challenges to the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.

Material/Methods: After intensive literature research the results are presented in a structured overview.

Conclusion: Rehabilitation starts at the day of the amputation. Amputation level determines the extent of impairment and the possible prosthetic supply. Early exercises minimise contractures, oedema, muscle loss and dysbalance. A regularly training program facilitates familiarization with the new artificial limb, walking with or without prostetic device and the activities of daily living. Finding the optimal type of amputee sport will require some time and professional help. Most common sports for amputees are alpine and nordic skiing, athletics, cycling, swimming, sailing, volleyball, tennis, and table tennis, each of them requiring a different kind of prosthetic device and special training. Amputee sports can create a new quality of life for people who have been active all life long and suffer from an extensive trauma.