Development of Subischial Prosthetic Sockets with Vacuum-Assisted Suspension for Highly Active Persons with Transfemoral Amputations
Annual rept. 15 Sep 2013-14 Sep 2014
NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL
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The purpose of this project is to develop a highly flexible sub-ischial prosthetic socket with assisted-vacuum suspension for highly active persons with transfemoral amputation. The Specific Aims are to A1. Develop a highly flexible socket with subischial trim lines A2. Develop durable liners and sealing sleeves A3. Developidentify an appropriate vacuum pump A4. Evaluate system performance with military amputees and A5. Develop education materials. During Year 4, we completed the tasks in Aims 1, 2 and 5, completed the original and supplemental tasks in Aim 3, and are working on the tasks in Aim 4. We are ready to disseminate our technique using the plan developed as part of Task 12d. Publications are underway.
- Medicine and Medical Research