Transtibial Amputee Fluid Volume Changes during Different Activities

This presentation was recorded live at the 2013 Academy Meeting as part of the Thranhardt Lecture Series.

While it is generally accepted that ambulating with a prosthesis decreases residual limb volume, it is unknown how different activities (sitting, standing, walking) affect limb volume.

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This presentation was recorded live at the 2013 Academy Meeting as part of the Thranhardt Lecture Series.

While it is generally accepted that ambulating with a prosthesis decreases residual limb volume, it is unknown how different activities (sitting, standing, walking) affect limb volume.

The purpose of this research was to compare limb fluid volume changes during sitting, standing, and walking in a group of participants with transtibial amputation to see how much each activity contributed to the total fluid volume change.

The Academy Paul E. Leimkuehler Online Learning Center is a forum for the presentation and discussion of orthotic and prosthetic concepts. The opinions and ideas expressed by speakers are not necessarily those of the Academy or its membership.

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Tags: Prosthetics, Annual Meeting
Author/Presenter: Joan Sanders, PhD
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