Northwestern University Flexible Subischial Vacuum Socket for persons with transfemoral amputation-Part 1: Description of technique

@inproceedings{Fatone2017NorthwesternUF,
  title={Northwestern University Flexible Subischial Vacuum Socket for persons with transfemoral amputation-Part 1: Description of technique},
  author={Stefania Fatone and Ryan Caldwell},
  booktitle={Prosthetics and orthotics international},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Current transfemoral prosthetic sockets restrict function, lack comfort, and cause residual limb problems. Lower proximal trim lines are an appealing way to address this problem. Development of a more comfortable and possibly functional subischial socket may contribute to improving quality of life of persons with transfemoral amputation. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to (1) describe the design and fabrication of a new subischial socket and (2) describe efforts to teach… CONTINUE READING

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