A Swedish knee-cage for stabilizing short below-knee stumps

E. Isakov, J. Mizrahi, Z. Susak, I. Onna

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Abstract

Stump length is an important factor in attaining successful prosthetic rehabilitation in below- knee (BK) amputees. Stability of the stump- prosthesis complex is impaired in the case of a stump shorter than 10 cm. Thus, fitting a prosthesis to a BK amputee with a stump which is very short often requires the use of different prosthetic techniques. In this work, the authors suggest the use of a Swedish knee-cage attached to a conventionai patellar-tendon-bearing prosthesis as an alternative solution in the case of a short BK stump. Objective evaluation was performed by an analysis of gait and the foot- ground reaction forces. The results obtained indicate an improvement in all the measured parameters resulting from the modified stump- prosthesis complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalProsthetics and Orthotics International
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1992

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