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Load applied on bone-anchored transfemoral prosthesis: Characterization of a prosthesis—A pilot study

Laurent Frossard, PhD, et al.

This study explored the potential of portable kinetic recording systems to determine the effect of prostheses on the load applied on the residuum. In this case, this load was measured during several activities of daily living performed by an individual with unilateral transfemoral amputation fitted with a bone-anchored prosthesis. This work confirmed that the proposed apparatus can reveal how changes in prosthetic components (e.g., mechanical vs microprocessor-controlled knee) are translated into inner-prosthetic loading. This indicates that such an apparatus might have the ability to support evidencebased fitting, and therefore, to address issues related to under- or over-prescription of components.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.04.0062

Volume 50 Number 5, 2013
   Pages 619 — 634


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This article and all supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Frossard L, Häggström E, Hagberg K, Brånemark R. Load applied on bone-anchored transfemoral prosthesis: Characterization of a prosthesis—A pilot study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(5):619–34.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.04.0062
ResearcherID/ORCID: Laurent Frossard, PhD: C-3582-2008
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