Objectives: This study was conducted in order to answer the problem of socio-professional rehabilitation of the lower extremity amputee paired with Kinshasa, to ensure the functional anatomy of a lower limb amputee paired, but also assess the socio-professional rehabilitation of the latter.
Design: Our retrospective and cross-sectional study was perofrmed on lower limb amputees paired during the 23-month period, data were collected on the files of lower limb amputees paired with the CRHP in Kinshasa, using a survey protocol and the LHS assessment scale, which we submitted to patients and/or their relatives, these data were processed by masking the entry of EPIDATA, analyzed on SPSS software and comparisons percentage were established by the chi-square test.
Results: Out of 30 lower limb amputated, we found 23 men or 76.7% and 7 women or 23.3%, the average age group was 40-49 years, a level of total autonomy or no disability was found in 33.3% whereas 30.0% of the amputees had a minimal disability and 36.7% of the amputees had a maximum disability;
The amputees of two members have a maximum disability, those who have been amputated the right limb, a large number among them have the maximum other minimal disability and also some have no disability, 38.1% of left limb amputated have no disability, 33.3% have the minimum disability and 28.6% have the maximum disability.
Conclusions: Despite amputation, amputation disrupts the autonomy and reintegration of the amputee in the daily exercise of his social and profession al activities, some parameters, extrinsic to amputation influence negative or positive on socio-professional rehabilitation of the amputee, the knowledge of these different parameters will positively influence the socio-occupational rehabilitation of the amputee who is fitted in general Kinshasa.
Fiston Mampuya– Physical Physicians and Rehabilitation, National Council of Physical Physicians and Rehabilitation, Congo / Kinshasa