publication . Article . 2017

Which prosthetic foot to prescribe?

De Asha, AR; Barnett, CT; Struchkov, V; Buckley, JG;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Country: China (People's Republic of)
Abstract
Introduction: \ud Clinicians typically use findings from cohort studies to objectively inform judgements regarding the potential (dis)advantages of prescribing a new prosthetic device. However, before finalising prescription a clinician will typically ask a patient to 'try out' a change of prosthetic device while the patient is at the clinic. Observed differences in gait when using the new device should be the result of the device’s mechanical function, but could also conceivably be due to patient related factors which can change from day-to-day and can thus make device comparisons unreliable. To determine whether a device’s mechanical function consistently has ...
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