Advances in Lower-limb Prosthetic Technology

Justin Z. Laferrier, Robert Gailey

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Abstract

The boundaries once faced by individuals with amputations are quickly being overcome through biotechnology. Although there are currently no prosthetics capable of replicating anatomic function, there have been radical advancements in prosthetic technology, medical science, and rehabilitation in the past 30 years, vastly improving functional mobility and quality of life for individuals with lower-limb amputations. What once seemed impossible is rapidly becoming reality. The future seems limitless, and the replication of anatomic function now seems possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-110
Number of pages24
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

Keywords

  • Elastomer
  • Microprocessor
  • Negative Pressure
  • Ossesointegration
  • Prosthesis
  • Silicone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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