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dc.contributor.author Farnsworth, Troy
dc.contributor.author Lipe, Del
dc.contributor.author Fergason, John
dc.contributor.author Granville, Robert
dc.contributor.author Menetrez, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Hillard, Amy
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-28T17:32:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-28T17:32:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’08 conference, UNB; 2008.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2772
dc.description.abstract Regardless of prosthetic design, there exist inherent limitations which adversely affect the functionality of transhumeral prostheses. Loss of voluntary humeral rotational control, limitations in prosthetic suspension and decreased range of motion limit the user’s acceptance and functional use of a prosthesis. Various techniques have been discussed in the medical literature to compensate for these shortcomings. These include socket design techniques, harness techniques, and surgical techniques. Marquette introduced the concept of humeral angulation osteotomy to resolve these issues. By surgically angling the distal humerus the amputee can be fit with a self-suspending prosthesis that enables voluntary rotational control without restrictions to range of motion. Although this technique is discussed in various prosthetic text books, very few cases have been reported. Case studies will be presented showing surgical, rehabilitation, and prosthetic considerations.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium
dc.subject Trans-humeral amputee
dc.subject Rehabilitation
dc.title Angulation Osteotomy to Improve Function in Transhumeral Amputee Rehabilitation
dc.type Other article


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