The common standard of clinical practice for prosthesis
recommendation is to appropriately match prosthesis
design and patient needs. For this matching process
to be effective, accurate and reliable methods for
classifying prostheses by their function is necessary.
This study evaluated the differences in measurement
between two administrators who tested 10 prosthetic
components using the mechanical test procedures designed
by the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association.
The results of this study suggest high reliability
between administrators and support the use of these
tests for prosthesis classification. Such tests will help
improve the prosthesis-patient matching process for
ensuring successful rehabilitation.
Volume 52 Number 4, 2015
Pages 467 — 476
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