Load bearing exercises and functional outcome of individuals with transfemoral amputation fitted with OPRA fixation

Vertriest, Sofie, Coorevits, Pascal, & Frossard, Laurent (2012) Load bearing exercises and functional outcome of individuals with transfemoral amputation fitted with OPRA fixation. In 4th International Conference in Advances in Orthopaedic Osseintegration - Orthopaedic Surgical Osseointegration Society, 2012, San Francisco, USA.

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Individuals with lower limb amputation fitted with an OPRA osseointegrated fixation are facing an extensive rehabilitation program including static load bearing exercises (LBE). The application of a suitable amount of stress stimulates osseointegration and prepares the bone to tolerate the forces and moments that will be incurred during activities of daily living (ADL. At present, the monitoring is typically carried out using a normal bathroom weighing scale. This scale provides information only on the magnitude of the vertical component of the applied force. The moment around the long axis of the fixation when the femur is perpendicular to the ground is not assessed and neither are the components of force and moment generated on the other two axes.

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ID Code: 83136
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Osseointegration, Bone-anchored prosthesis, Implant, Amputation, Rehabilitation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Rehabilitation Engineering (090305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2015 04:27
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 23:31

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