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Fifteen years of experience with Integral-Leg-Prosthesis: Cohort study of artificial limb attachment system

Dora-Lisa Juhnke, MD, et al.

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.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0280

Volume 52 Number 4, 2015
   Pages 407 — 420


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Juhnke D, Beck JP, Jeyapalina S, Aschoff HH. Fifteen years of experience with Integral-Leg-Prosthesis: Cohort study of artificial limb attachment system. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(4):407–20.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.11.0280
ResearcherID: James P. Beck, MD: F-9407-2015; Sujee Jeyapalina, PhD: F-9375-2015; Horst H. Aschoff, MD: F-9751-2015
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