Transmetatarsal amputation prosthesis with carbon-fiber plate: enhanced gait function.

@article{Tang2004TransmetatarsalAP,
  title={Transmetatarsal amputation prosthesis with carbon-fiber plate: enhanced gait function.},
  author={Simon F T Tang and Carl Pai-Chu Chen and Max Jin-Lung Chen and W P Chen and C S Leong and Ngok-Kiu Chu},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2004},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={124-30}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the design of a transmetatarsal amputation prosthesis with a carbon-fiber plate would improve gait pattern in patients with transmetatarsal amputations. DESIGN In the gait laboratory in a tertiary medical center, eight male patients with transmetatarsal amputations were recruited. Nine able-bodied male volunteers were recruited as the control group. A full-length standard shoe and a transmetatarsal amputation prosthesis with a carbon-fiber plate were the… CONTINUE READING