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Amputee legs, stumps and prostheses

This is a basic list of terms for your information, and we are happy to provide you with further clarification about these or other terms if you require it. AK - Above the knee – Trans Femoral Alignment - Position of a prosthetic socket in relation to foot and knee Amputation - Removal of all or part of a limb due to infection, injury, tumor, disease or trauma Amputee - A person who has had all or part of a limb removed/amputated or is born without a limb Amputation (Traumatic) - A spontaneous removal of a limb for example as a result of an accident Bilateral - Bi means both, meaning both sides BE - Below elbow - Trans Radial BK - Below the knee - Trans Tibia Carbon Fiber - Non-stretch carbon fabric used to reinforce lightweight composite resin structures, such as prosthetic components and socket Claudication - Pain in the limb upon exertion – due to circulatory insufficiency Congenital limb deficiency - When all or parts of limb/s do not develop normally in the womb or are missing CPO - Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist (also known as CO - CP - CPOT) Disarticulation - Limb is amputated through the joint Doffing - Taking the prosthesis off Donning - Putting the prosthesis on ECG - Electro-Cardiograph, recording of the electrical activity of the heart Edema - Swelling of the tissues (also spelled oedema) Endo - Inside (as in: Endoskeletal Prosthesis – one with internal supporting structures) Exo - Outside (as in: Exoskeletal Prosthesis – one with external rigid fiberglass structure) Gait training - Learning to walk with a prosthesis Interface - Inner surface of socket, or portion of prosthesis closest to the skin Liner - Soft socket rolled or pulled over the residual limb and used for protection, comfort and in some cases as a suspension device Lower extremity - Lower limb Occupational therapy - Training to maximize independence in daily life PPAM - Pneumatic Post Amputation Mobility Aid is an inflatable device (not a prosthesis) that is used by some physiotherapists as part of the rehabilitation programme prior to prosthetic rehabilitation Patella - Kneecap Peripheral vascular disease - Disease of the blood vessels from a variety of causes Phantom pain - Painful feeling in the part of the extremity that has been amputated Phantom sensation - Awareness of the amputated limb although not described as pain Phantom limb - Sensation of the presence of the limb that has been amputated Physical therapy - Therapeutic exercises in order to treat a disease or a disability Pistoning - When a liner stretches so that the stump elongates – or the vertical motion of a residual limb inside a prosthetic socket Prosthesis - A fabricated/artificial substitute for a body part that is missing Prostheses - More than one prosthesis (plural form) Prosthetist (Canadian Certified) - Someone who designs, fits and makes artificial limbs and who’s education and training and expertise is recognized and credentialed by the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists Residual limb - The remaining part of the limb after amputation (the stump) Socket - The part of the prosthesis (artificial limb) that fits around the residual limb – and fits around the Liner or socket insert if one is used Socket insert - A soft form that is contoured to fit around the residual limb and fits inside the Socket to provide for some increased padding and comfort for the residual limb Suction socket - A socket on an artificial leg that excludes the entry of air and is held to the residual limb by the suction of negative pressure maintained within the socket Total contact - Total contact between the residual limb and socket at all points Transradial - Amputation below the elbow (Through the radius and ulna bones) Transfemoral (TF) - Amputation above the knee (Through the femur bone) Transmetasatal (TM) - Amputation through the metatarsal foot bones (Partial foot amputation) Transtibial (TT) - Amputation below the knee (Through the tibia and fibula bones) Transhumeral - Amputation above the elbow (Through the humerus bone) Upper extremity - Upper limb Vascular amputation - Amputation surgery performed as a result of impaired circulation of blood through the blood vessels of the limb.

Robotic Leg Control with EMG Decoding in an Amputee …

An APL-developed prosthetic arm was controlled for the first time by electrical thought impulses in sessions at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in January. Tech. Sgt. Joe Delauriers—who lost both legs and his left arm in a September 2011 IED explosion in Afghanistan—was the first in a series of military members with upper-extremity amputations who will test the device this year and help Laboratory engineers continue to refine the technology.

Evaluation of Robotic Prosthesis Control during Ambulation

Jaipur Foot | Below-knee Prosthesis | Artificial leg

I am a man of faith and believe that good things happen to those who do good things. I met Greg Davidson in July 2015 when I flew to Seattle. To give a little more information how this happened. Greg has fitted numerous players with ground breaking legs and feet who are members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. A non profit organization who's mission is to educate, inspire and enhance the lives of other veterans who wear prosthetics by using the game of softball to show what we can do. The first and only all veteran prosthetic softball team. I am the left fielder and have played on the team 4 of the 5 years it has existed. My teammates have returned with new sockets and feet explaining that these legs were life changing. I was so happy for them but also envied them because I to wanted something for me.

Compared to my conventional prosthesis Greg Davidson's modified version of the Cheetah Xtend for my Symes amputation is a life changer for me. The energy off the toe is incredible and something I haven't felt since before I was injured. With my old prosthesis I had no shock absorption which made running hard for me. This leg is designed perfect for me and my active lifestyle. Greg and his family's hospitality when I went to Seattle was special. They treated me like a part of their family and I am extremely grateful for that. Greg is the hardest working man I've ever known and his desire for making specialized prosthesis for active people is incredible. I want to thank you and your family again Greg for building this leg for me and accepting me as a part of your family!

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The Amputee Coalition is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

I heard about the Modified Cheetah from another Amputee who was a member of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. At the time, my job required me to endure a lot of walking and standing on a daily basis. . I explained to him the amount of trouble that I was having with stump pain and loss of energy when I was walking and he recommended that I reach out to Greg at Davidson’s Prosthetics in Washington. After I got the blessing from the VA, I flew out to Washington and was fitted for a modified cheetah. I had heard a lot about the modified cheetah by talking to Greg and reading other patients testimonials but there was still a sense of doubt about the modified cheetah. The doubt stemmed from the disappointment that I got from trying other legs, it had nothing to do with the cheetah. Since I left Washington with the Modified Cheetah, my life in general has changed for the better.

My name is Josh, and I'm part of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. I made a trip to Washington state, to work with Greg Davidson. I am constantly on the look out for prosthetics that can improve my athletic ability, (because of the softball team) but more importantly improve my quality of life. I was the first bilateral amputee to be fit with the Modified Cheetah, and I can attest to their function. I have almost tripled my energy return and dropped two pounds of prosthetic material on each leg.

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Feedback System Lets Amputees "Feel" Prosthetic Leg. A sensorized shoe insole translates pressure into tactile feedback, helping amputees learn to walk on a prosthetic limb with a normal, healthy gait.

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We also strive to surpass the basic expectations by improve comfort and function. After 40+ years in the prosthetics profession, it is quite evident that the “relationship” between (amputee) client and prosthetist needs to be one of open communication. Though we attempt to create prosthetic arms and legs to restore lost function, they will never be up to par compared to what God gave us. Recent stories of trans cutaneous muscle re-innervation, osseo intergration, osteo myo-palastie procedures are just a few examples of where amputee care is headed.

Amputee and Prosthetic Terminology at Award Prosthetics

If you’ve had a below the knee amputation, there is a wide array of options that we offer when it comes to prosthetics. We provide some of the newest and most technologically advanced prosthetics to help each patient have the most comfortable fit and optimal function. Below the knee amputations are a prosthetic that replaces a missing leg below the knee. With a below-the-knee prosthesis, movement is often regained more completely than an above-knee amputation would because the knee is spared.

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