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Vacuum Socket Suspension Comes Of Age For Prosthetic Patients

Vacuum Socket Suspension Comes Of Age For Prosthetic Patients

Nothing is more important to an amputee wearing a prosthetic leg than keeping the prosthesis firmly anchored to the residual limb. The more the residuum moves around inside the socket, the less effective the ambulation, the greater the stress on limb tissues, and the...

New Options For Treating Cerebral Palsy Spasticity

New Options For Treating Cerebral Palsy Spasticity

Managing Cerebral Palsy Induced Spasticity For nearly two decades, Ultraflex custom orthoses have provided the rehabilitation community with conservative management options for severe neuromuscular and/or orthopedic dysfunction. Recently, the company introduced two...

Above-Knee Amputee Gait Takes Another Step

Above-Knee Amputee Gait Takes Another Step

Advanced Knee Prosthetics Improve Ability To Walk Computerized knee componentry, possibly the major prosthetic technology breakthrough of the last decade, has taken another step forward with the introduction of the Rheo Knee™, a microprocessor-controlled swing and...

Is ‘Prosthetic Parity’ A Good Thing?

Is ‘Prosthetic Parity’ A Good Thing?

Insurance Coverage For Prosthetics or Orthotics Never far from any discussion of advanced prosthetics and orthotics is the companion topic of cost and reimbursement. Like most new products providing new and improved capabilities, breakthrough prosthetic components...

Custom Socket Liners Fill In For Difficult Residual Limbs

Custom Socket Liners Fill In For Difficult Residual Limbs

The introduction of gel socket liners in the early 1990s opened new vistas of comfort and improved prosthesis suspension for lower-limb amputees and spawned a steady stream of new liner designs and materials, which continues today. Most prosthetic liners are...

Walter Reed, DARPA Pushing Prosthetic Horizon

Walter Reed, DARPA Pushing Prosthetic Horizon

Better Prosthetics for Military Amputees Recent componentry breakthroughs like those discussed on this website give testimony to new efforts to develop markedly improved prosthetic solutions for people with congenital and acquired limb deficiencies. As encouraging as...