Figure. Time postamputation of all studies reviewed in groups II and III shown in black text (except for Pinzur et al.  and Wilson et al. , who did not report data on people with lower-limb amputation, and Nawijn et al. , which was a review of multiple studies). For reference, gray text indicates postamputation phases taken from American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists report on postoperative management of persons with amputation . Superscript numbers and reference numbers in caption (in brackets) refer to main article reference numbers. Majority of reviewed studies report on residual limb volume during immediate postacute hospital stage (4¬8 weeks) and intermediate recovery stage (4–6 months).
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