The Department of Veterans Affairs cares for
more than 340,000 Veterans with limb loss, including
1,500 from current conflicts. Many have transfemoral
amputation, often with bilateral, short residual limbs.
Many are never able to walk again because they cannot
be successfully fitted with prostheses using the
currently available socket suspension technologies.
Because the Integral-Leg-Prosthesis system allows
direct skeletal attachment of the prosthesis into the
remaining residual limb bone, it solves the problem
of socket-induced skin breakdown. It provides the
ability to fit persons with multiple amputations and
short residual limbs with artificial limbs and vastly
improves patient lifestyles.
Volume 52 Number 4, 2015
Pages 407 — 420
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