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Rebuilding wounded veterans: Annual review of limb loss & prosthetics research
...iscuss a simple method of fabricating a prosthetic socket
using a pressure casting (PCast) technique. The si...system makes it a useful alternative in prosthetic socket
production. July/August 2004 (Volume 41, Number 4)Pg. 535 Shoe choice impacts soft tissue damage t...
Veterans in better health than other residents of nursing homes, new test for evaluating tinnitus
...behavior of monolimbs and interactions between the socket
and the residual limb. The data revealed that stress is reduced at the socket-limb interface when a more flexible shank is used, providing a more comfortable fit. Walking speed alters center of mass motion impacting balance and mobility in adults ...
Exercise for special populations, sensory research, factors impacting rehabilitation top issues
...measures outcome when changing from a conventional socket
prosthesis to a direct bone-anchored prosthesis (o...es of the Q-TFA on persons using an above-the-knee socket
prosthesis. Low-cost sling for lower limb works just as good as more expensive ankle-foot orthos...
Bone implants could aid healing after tooth removal
...ody in order to stimulate bone growth in the tooth socket
after a tooth extraction. Their new research initiative will use this information to design methods that can aid the body in healing defects that are normally too large for it to heal on its own. This will be accomplished by the fabrication of a b...
Hip cartilage is newest achilles heel for golfers
...-like cartilage that contains nerves and lines the socket
of the hip. It is believed that these tears can damage the adjacent cartilage and may lead to arthritis. Labral abnormalities included tears and detachments, and were highly correlated with abnormal results on arthroscopy exams, making MR imaging a g...
Simpler, cheaper way to make and fit prosthetics developed
...e two sockets for each of the 10 leg amputees. One socket
was made with the traditional plaster mold method;... types of sockets. And, when asked to choose which socket
they wanted to keep, five chose the one made with the gel process, four chose the traditional socket...
Aircraft technology helps diagnose artificial hip, knee problems
...y. Most artificial hips consist of a polyethylene socket
and metal ball or metal-on-metal combinations that... made of similar materials. Over time as the ball, socket
and bone rub against each other, tiny debris is produced and settles between the bone and the implan...
Ceramic hip implants provide alternative for younger patients
... metal ball bearing in a polyethylene and titanium socket
to ensure strength and stability, Pascale chose to...ique nor will it force surgeons to use a different socket
as the new ceramic bearing is designed to fit into existing socket. Pascale had his surgery on June ...
New materials could mean longer lasting artificial hips
...ne (plastic) socket. Friction between the ball and socket
leads to wear and tear on the polyethylene, according to Spencer. In a natural hip, he said, the "synovial" fluid surrounding the joint lubricates its cartilage. The proteins in this fluid provide most of the lubrication. In an artificial hi...
Bone Cement Used In Total Hip Replacements Slowly Degrades In Body Over Time, According To UCSF Study
...replacement, he said, is the metal balland plastic socket
may become loose, resulting in pain. If loosening issignificant, a revision of the joint replacement may be needed. About 90percent of hip replacements last 10 years and 80 percent last 20 years. In the current study, Ries and research colleague...