Criteria for Advanced Prosthetic Foot Prescription
Technical Report,01 Aug 2017,31 Jul 2018
Narrows Institute for Biomedical Research and Education Brooklyn United States
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Prescription of prosthetic ankle-foot devices within the Veterans Affairs VA and Department of Defense DoD healthcare systems is often based on anecdotal evidence or manufacturer driven research. This study proposes to determine which patient goals and outcome measures are most indicative of an appropriate ankle-foot prosthesis that will yield the most successful and appropriate prescription. This investigation is a 4-site, multi-center, 8-week, randomized, cross-over clinical trial. Subjects randomly receive 3 prosthetic feetESR, Articulating, and Powered with duplicate sockets. Each device is worn for 1 week of home use Following each 1-week session, subjects are evaluated with several functional measures and subjective surveys. A subset of participants is randomly chosen to undergo a full biomechanical gait analysis for each foot. Following the data collection, participants receive all 3 prostheses for home use to determine self-selected user preference. Enrollment has begun at all sites. There are no significant findings to report at this time.
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