A pilot study comparing standard and osseointegrated above the knee amputees
The purpose of this study is to rigorously compare the gaits of transfemoral amputation subjects who are ambulating in conventional (socket) prostheses with those who have undergone transdermal osseointegration procedures.
Principal Investigators: William Anderst, PhD
Co-Investigators: Mark Goodman, MD and Richard McGough, MD
Skin strain in standard above the knee amputees with socket prostheses
Skin health and irritation caused by the socket interface is a common issue among prosthetic limb users. Skin strain is thought to be a contributing factor to these skin issues. The purpose of this study was to assess the surface skin strain within the socket interface of a transfemoral amputees’ prosthetic to identify the timing and areas of high strain during walking.
Objective measurements of socket prosthetics to improve comfort and performance
This study will identify key characteristics of in-socket mechanics that are related to physical function and comfort, and correlate these results to readily available clinical measurements. Femur motion relative to socket, skin strain, and in-socket pressure will be measured using various modalities.