Cases from CAMI - Medical Certification of Pilots with Lower-Extremity Amputations
Author: Nelson, William E.
Source: Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, Volume 78, Number 8, August 2007 , pp. 814-816(3)
Publisher: Aerospace Medical Association
Abstract:Nelson WE. Medical certification of pilots with lower-extremity amputations. Aviat Space Environ Med 2007; 78:814-816. More than 1.2 million Americans live with absence of a limb. Modern prosthetic limbs, talented prosthetists, and enthusiastic therapists enable many motivated individuals with absent limbs to pursue very active lifestyles. This article presents a case report of a first-class pilot who had experienced a traumatic above-knee amputation and includes a brief review of recent U.S. limb loss and amputation data, as well as aeromedical issues associated with amputation.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-08-01
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