Year: 2002 Source: Disability and Rehabilitation, v.24, no.13, (10 September 2002), p.688-699 SIEC No: 20030175

This article is geared towards those in the medical community who seek a better understanding of treatment methods for multiple limb amputees. The article examines why a higher proportion of multiple limb amputations occur through alcoholism or attempted suicidal behaviour than occur with those with single limb amputations. The article concludes that prosthetic supervision of a multiple limb amputee is a lifelong process. (42 refs.) (AK)