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Obtaining Material Properties of the Plantar Soft Tissue for a Patient-Specific Finite Element Model of the Foot
<italic>Background</italic>: People with diabetes account for just over 8% of the US population, but they undergo approximately 63% of all non-traumatic lower limb amputations, or 65,700 amputations per year. Eighty-five percent of those amputations are preceded by a foot ulcer. Diabetes has been shown to ...
The Effect of Prosthetic Foot Component Stiffness on Initiation and Termination of Transtibial Amputee Gait
Lower limb loss is an increasingly common clinical problem in our society. Along with the loss of limb, amputees must also learn to use their new prosthetic device for their daily activities. The ideal stiffness characteristics of prosthetic feet for different functional activities may vary depending on each activity. Therefore ...