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Microprocessor Controlled Prosthetic Knee and Ankle Systems
Microprocessor prosthetics provide a more sophisticated method of control for a prosthetic knee. These more complex knee joints are designed to help you walk with a much more stable closely resembling a natural walking pattern. All microprocessor-controlled knees feature sensors, a microprocessor, software, a resistance system, and a battery
Sports Related Prosthetics
Advanced sports prosthetics enable today’s top athletes to not only participate in their chosen sport but also excel on an international level. Utilizing prosthetics for sports athletes to allow amputees to engage in their favorite sports is not a new concept—the combination of technology and cutting-edge materials.
Vacuum Assisted Prosthetic Socket Technology
VASS System has a cushion liner placed directly against the skin, and a suspension sleeve is used to create a seal between the prosthesis and the residual limb. A vacuum pump is also placed below the socket. The pump evacuates air from the system with each step.
There are two different types of pumps available: electric and mechanical. An electric pump is a separate component that works by maintaining the desired socket pressure. Once the pressure level inside the socket falls below a certain threshold, the pump is engaged in drawing air out of the socket. A mechanical pump can either be a separate component or integrated into the prosthetic foot. It removes air from the socket by compressing the pump during each step.
Powered Prosthetic Systems
Body-powered prostheses are one of the most valuable innovations in the current digital era that can restore the ability to pick up, grasp objects, and assist human’s sound hand.
Components of a body-powered prosthesis include:
- A custom-tailored socket
- A terminal device such as a hook or hand
- A wrist unit
- An harness and cable system
- Above elbow prostheses will include an elbow unit
- Shoulder disarticulation prostheses will include an elbow and a shoulder
Myoelectric Systems for Upper Extremity Prosthetics
Myoelectric prostheses, also called computerized, bionic, microprocessor prostheses of the upper extremity, are sophisticated alternatives to standard body-powered devices used to replace upper extremities absent due to trauma, disease, or congenital causes.
This also means that they are not driven by the patient’s muscle strength but with the aid of electric power.
International Child Amputee Network – International Child Amputee Network (I CAN) is dedicated to promoting education, support, information, and empowerment to traumatic and congenital limb different children and their families.
O&P Edge Online Magazine – This online magazine includes cutting-edge information on prosthetics, orthotics, and allied healthcare professions.
Amputee Coalition of America, (Spanish) – The purpose of this organization is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support, and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention
National Amputee Golf Association – An original group of 12 men with amputations, was the nucleus of today’s national organization…Perhaps NAGA’s highest visibility occurred due to the viral First Swing Program, which teaches adaptive golf to people with physical disabilities.
Orthotics and Prosthetics Online – This website includes information on orthotics and prosthetics information. Their vision is to make information available to professionals and consumers to help improve the quality of care provided by O&P professionals and the quality of life of their patients. T
Digital Resource Foundation: The Orthotics & Prosthetics Virtual Library. – The goal of this searchable Orthotics & Prosthetics Virtual Library Project is to digitize all major O&P reference materials
Digital Resource Foundation for the Orthotics and Prosthetics Community: Orthotics, Prosthetics & Rehabilitation Humanitarian Database (also in Spanish) – Search the O&P/Rehab Humanitarian Database for detailed information about humanitarian organizations serving the worldwide O&P/Rehab community.
JPO Online Library. – This online library contains all issues of the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics dating back to its inception in 1989, in a fully searchable format. It is presented by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, as a service to clinicians worldwide
National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) – Founded in 1999, this organization is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability.