Accession Number:

ADA625986

Title:

Development of Subischial Prosthetic Sockets with Vacuum-Assisted Suspension for Highly Active Persons with Transfemoral Amputations

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Sep 2014-14 Sep 2015

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL

Report Date:

2015-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

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 sub-ischial 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 and disseminate education materials. During Year 5, we completed the tasks in 5 and worked on the tasks in Aim 4.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE