November/December 2004 (Volume 41, Number 6A)
Pg. 757 Molecular study of osseointegration in rodents helps identify human candidates for new technique
Investigators analyze osseointegration at the molecular level to better understand the unique relationship of a titanium implant to living bone in a rodent femur model. This insight into bone biology will help define the patient selection criteria and enhance the success of the procedure.
Pg. 775 Monolimb provides same comfort and flexibility as high-end prosthetic limbs
Investigators study the effect of leg design on the flexibility and structural integrity of monolimbs and the stress distribution at the prosthetic socket-residual limb interface. The data revealed that stress is reduced at the socket-limb interface when a more flexible shank is used, providing a more comfortable fit.
Pg. 821 Prosthesis with suction suspension system better for amputee with active lifestyle
Investigators compare pressure applied to the residual limb with pin and suction suspension systems to identify causes of residual limb skin problems. They found that walking with the pin liner likely disrupts circulation within the residual limb, resulting in skin changes, the system may be inappropriate for an active amputee or those with circulatory complications.
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