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Minimizing Complications During Six Minute Walk Distance (Six Minute Walk Test)

Purpose:

To perform a six minute walk distance (6MWD) test safely.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

disability and performance

ICD-10:

I00-I99, J00-J99

Description:

The six minute walk distance (6MWD, six minute walk test) is done in patients who may have a serious underlying disease. It is important to recognize and to respond to any problems that may occur during or after the test.

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