Dear List Members,
New content has been posted to the Gait Society Networking site. The latest Journal Club article relates to how different socket designs affect pressure within a trans-tibial socket.
Shane Wurdeman (Scientific Liason) has added a great summary and review on the site to start the discussion. “This article takes on an important clinical issue of pressure distribution within the trans-tibial socket. The authors were able to recruit 48 subjects, and compare the surface pressure of a traditional hands-on casted socket and a hands-off socket casted with an inflated balloon (i.e. Icecast system).”
Dumbleton, T., Buis, A., McFayden, A., McHugh, B., McKay, G., Murray, K., Sexton, S. (2009) Dynamic interface pressure distribution of two transtibial prosthetic concepts. JRRD. 46(3):405-416.
Please consider logging on to the site and participating in the discussions. Registration is required to access the site. The Academy allows participation on the site for a limited time prior to requiring Academy or Society membership. If you have questions about Society and/or web site membership, please feel free to contact me directly.
John Brinkmann, CPO, LPO, FAAOP
Journal Club Chair
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