Review of direct measurement of inner prosthesis loading in transfemoral amputation: Potential benefits for evidence-based practice

Frossard, Laurent (2014) Review of direct measurement of inner prosthesis loading in transfemoral amputation: Potential benefits for evidence-based practice. In 40th Conference of American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP), 26 February - 1 March 2014, Chicago, USA.


The understanding of the load applied on the residuum through the prosthesis of individuals with transfemoral amputation (TFA) is essential to address a number of concerns that could strongly reduce their quality of life (e.g., residuum skin lesion, prosthesis fitting, alignment). This inner prosthesis loading could be estimated using a typical gait laboratory relying on inverse dynamics equations. Alternative, technological advances proposed over the last decade enabled direct measurement of this kinetic information in a broad variety of situations that could potentially be more relevant in clinical settings. The purposes of this presentation are (A) to review the literature about recent developments in measure and analyses of inner prosthesis loading of TFA, and (B) to extract information that could potentially contribute to a better evidence-based practice.

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ID Code: 83163
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: transfemoral amputation, evidence-based practice, inner prosthesis loading
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2015 22:47
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2015 02:15

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