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dc.contributor.author Farnsworth, Troy
dc.contributor.author Lipe, D
dc.contributor.author Fergason, John
dc.contributor.author Menetrez, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Ebner, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-28T17:18:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-28T17:18:10Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’08 conference, UNB; 2008. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2771
dc.description.abstract This lecture will discuss the experience at Brook Army Medical Center (BAMC) utilizing trial fitting protocols to optimize rehabilitation of upper limb amputee soldiers. Case presentations will illustrate and focus on the rehabilitation of transhumeral amputee soldiers using trial fitting protocols. Trial fittings were performed to evaluate the clinical appropriateness of fitting electric-powered elbow systems in comparison to cable-operated elbow systems in hybrid designs. Trial fittings were also utilized to optimize socket and harness systems. Through the trial fitting process each amputee was fit and trained with “loaner” systems for a fixed time period. A comprehensive clinical team evaluated the progress of the trials. The amputees were able to use their own experiences gained in the trial fitting process to give valuable input toward definitive prosthetic fittings. This in combination with the experiences gained by the clinical team results in an optimal prosthetic recommendation and design for each patient. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.subject Trans-humeral amputee en_US
dc.title Trial Fitting Protocols to Optimize Rehabilitation for Transhumeral Amputee Soldiers en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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