BlueRocker for Partial Foot Amputations
September 01, 2009
Fabricate a dynamic-response partial foot prosthesis by combining it with the benefits of the BlueRockerTM carbon-composite floor-reaction AFO. The additional lever arm offered by the BlueRocker anterior shell helps to disperse pressure distally away from the residual limb, minimizing skin irritation and callus formation. The energy-reflecting properties of the carbon composite assist with propulsion at toe-off to achieve a more fluid and natural gait.
This innovative combination has been reported to minimize many of the common challenges (friction, pressure, shearing forces, and "limping") that present in fabrication of partial foot prostheses, enhancing limb preservation and gait restoration.