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Change in socket shape resulted in pressure change during walking

September 18, 2017

LAS VEGAS — There was a direct correlation between the shape of a socket and the resulting forces it exerts on the residual limb, according to a presenter at the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association World Congress.

“I’m a prosthetist, and we’ve all made justifications for a new socket, for something like this: The patient has changed in volume, therefore they need a new socket,” Garrett Hurley, CPO, chief innovations officer and co-founder of LIM Innovations, said. “That’s essentially the justification, and we often document that with a change of limb circumference. However, what if a payer says they want evidence that a loose socket even makes a difference in outcomes. There currently isn’t a lot of literature dealing with whether fit really matters.”

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Saeed Zahedi receives Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 AOPA World Congress

September 11, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Saeed Zahedi, OBE, FREng, BSc, PhD, FIMechE, CEng, RDI, was named winner of the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association’s Lifetime…
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Finalists present their findings as part of Thranhardt Lecture Series

September 8, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Four finalists of the award-winning Thranhardt Lecture Series presented their “best of the show” studies at the 2017 American Orthotic…
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Cardiopulmonary, neuropsychiatric comorbidities tied to lower limb amputations

September 8, 2017
LAS VEGAS — Cardiopulmonary and neuropsychiatric comorbidities should be considered in interpreting outcome measures in patients with lower limb amputations…
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