Online Exclusive Anthropomorphic Feet May Reduce Risk to OI Implants
A study conducted by Mark Pitkin, PhD, and Laurent Frossard, PhD, focused on the loading effects of prosthetic feet on osseointegrated (OI) implants. Their results showed that a foot with anthropomorphic characteristics (i.e., the ability to mimic the function and stiffness of a natural ankle), tended to decrease maximal loads at the bone-implant interface and may minimize risks to the interface. The information can help prosthetists make evidence-based decisions about the best options when fitting patients who have bone-anchored prostheses, such as the selection of components and alignment of the prosthesis.MORE Images courtesy of Laurent Frossard and Mark Pitkin.
Sponsored Story New Trial Preparation Resources for Your C-Leg, Empower, and Bebionic Patients
Trying out a new prosthetic device can be an exciting occasion for your patients. It can also be a little intimidating if they’re not quite sure what to expect, especially if they’re being fit with their first prosthesis. They may have lots of questions about the process, ranging from how long the trial will last to what specific features they will be able to test.MORE
EDGE Exclusive UNYQ to Develop 3D-Printed Prostheses With VA
UNYQ and the Minneapolis VA Health Care System have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement for 3D-printed prosthetic devices. UNYQ uses digitization and 3D printing to design its prescription prosthetic and orthotic devices. The objective of the collaboration is to introduce personalized products that address specific needs of people with amputations within the veteran community, using technology such as 3D printing, generative design, and app development.MORE
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