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Vibrotactile evaluation: Osseointegrated versus socket-suspended transfemoral prostheses

Eva Häggström, CPO, et al.

Today, it is possible to anchor transfemoral prostheses directly to the bone using osseointegration. Some patients with osseointegrated (OI) prostheses have reported improved sensations through the prostheses, a phenomenon called osseoperception. The current study investigated how patients with OI prostheses and socket-suspended prostheses could detect vibrations applied under the foot. The results showed that patients with OI prostheses had an improved ability to detect vibrations in higher frequencies than those with socket-suspended prostheses. Improved vibratory feedback from the surroundings through the prosthetic components might lead to advantages in gait control.

Volume 50 Number 10, 2013
   Pages 1423 — 1434

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Häggström E, Hagberg K, Rydevik B, Brånemark R. Vibrotactile evaluation: Osseointegrated versus socket-suspended transfemoral prostheses. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(10):1423–34.

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