A researcher is seeking people with transfemoral amputations to participate in a study evaluating the effects of several prosthetic sockets on patient outcomes. The results will provide evidence-based research to guide socket prescription. Participants must visit a Bionic Prosthetics & Orthotics clinic in the Chicago metropolitan area or Indiana.
Participants in the study will visit the clinic for up to 20 visits over the course of six months. They will be fitted with four prosthetic sockets, wear each for four weeks, and perform a number of functional tests in each socket. At the end of the study participants will get to keep the socket that they liked the best.
Participants will be compensated for their time, and there are no more than minimal risks involved in participating.
For details about the study, visit clinicaltrials.gov.
For a link to a flyer that can be shared with patients, visit the Online Flyer for Adjustable Socket Study.
For questions or to request an emailed version of the flyer for posting at your clinic or for sharing directly with patients, email Noah Rosenblatt, PhD, associate professor at Rosalind Franklin University and interim director of Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research, or Tony Gutierrez, CP.