Predisposing factors related to prosthetic use by people with a transtibial and transfemoral amputation
35,36) Osseointegration avoids common socket complications by using direct skeletal attachment of an exoprosthesis to the residual limb (35) and has demonstrated success in transhumeral, transtibial and transfemoral amputations
Risk factors associated with mortality in veteran population following transtibial or transfemoral amputation
One hundred patients treated with osseointegrated transfemoral amputation
Abbreviations: BMI = body mass index, DCG = diagnostic cost group, ICD-9 = International Classification of Diseases-9th edition, LLA = lower-limb amputation, PFA = partial foot amputation, SCD = service-connected disability, TFA = transfemoral amputation
, TTA = transtibial amputation, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN = Veterans Integrated Service Network.
Results of Studies in Persons with Transfemoral Amputation
People with transtibial amputation appear to be significantly more affected by sweating than people with transfemoral amputation
Particularly relevant for persons with transfemoral amputation
is the stability between the socket and residual limb in the coronal plane during walking.
compared the upper-body accelerations of 10 subjects with transfemoral amputation
(TFA) with those of 10 healthy controls during walking at low, natural, and fast speeds .
In patients with transfemoral amputation
(TFA), testing sensation in terms of vibration seems to be one natural choice since vibration is one type of stimuli the patient hypothetically can experience when the prosthetic foot strikes the ground.
While many of the challenges faced by persons with transfemoral amputation
have been resolved by commonplace use of hydraulic mechanisms and, in particular, microprocessor-controlled knees, some of the very same problems mentioned by Dr.
A compromised connection between the femur and the ground creates imbalance and instability during ambulation for the person with a transfemoral amputation
For the purpose of this study, a well-fitted subischial prosthetic check socket was fabricated for an average-sized male subject with a transfemoral amputation
The other groups with lower-limb amputation (individuals with transfemoral amputation
and bilateral lower-limb loss) were not able to take advantage of either microprocessor and nonmicroprocessor prosthetic knee units or other dynamic response prosthetic foot designs.
Levels of amputation were classified as unilateral transtibial amputation (TTA), unilateral transfemoral amputation
(TFA), bilateral transtibial amputation (BTTA), bilateral transfemoral amputation
(BTFA), or combination of transtibial and transfemoral amputations