Pg. 591 Individuals who use gel liner socket with prosthesis more physically active
Investigators compare two socket liner/suspension systems for below-knee artificial legs on patient satisfac-tion, comfort, pain, and walking activity during normal daily life. This study provides information that may guide prosthetists in choosing the most appropriate socket system for patients.
September/October 2004 (Volume 41, Number 5)
Pg. 675 Novel knee prosthesis provides more stability and ease of movement than those currently available
Investigators compare the gait (walking) of individuals with lower-limb amputations using a prototype knee to prosthetic knees currently used. Volunteers had increased stability and ease of swing with the knee prototype.
Pg. 683 Most residual limb changes occur within minutes of removing prosthesis
Investigators determine how much a residual limb changes volume and shape after prosthesis removal. Results showed that changes in volume over a 35-minute interval after prosthesis removal were greater than those experienced over a two-week interval. Study results provide a base from which to investigate fluid movement responsible for the shape changes in residual limbs.
Pg. 695 Q-TFA reliably measures prosthetic use, health in persons with a lower-limb amputation
Investigators assess the validity and reliability of the Q-TFA (Questionnaire for Persons with a Trans-femoral Amputation), a new self-report outcome measure designed to reflect current prosthetic use, mobility, problems, and health in nonelderly persons with an above-the-knee amputation. Study results support adequa
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