The performance of the ICEROSS prostheses amongst transtibial amputees with a special reference to the workplace : a preliminary study.
A clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficiency of ICEROSS on randomly selected 46 male transtibial amputees.
After rejection, only 27 (58.69%) amputees volunteered for various stages of the ICEROSS trial.
All 27 were categorized into Group A - persons in employment (n=16) and Group B - persons out of employment or economically inactive (n=11).
The study was conducted on the basis of questionnaire information, clinical examination and objective tests.
The pre-and post-ICEROSS status were compared between the groups.
Group A was younger and did better.
Trauma was the main cause of amputation.
There were certain changes of the stump before and after ICEROSS.
The amputees with ICEROSS suspension performed better and had improved mobility in Group A. At the workplace, dynamic activities were less than the static activities (p<0.001) and there were overall improvements in comfort and performance of amputees with ICEROSS.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amputation, Membre, Membre inférieur, Jambe, Evaluation, Locomotion, Lieu travail, Milieu professionnel, Performance, Emploi, Handicap, Prothèse amovible, Matériel technique, Confort, Médecine travail, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Amputation, Limb, Lower limb, Leg, Evaluation, Locomotion, Work place, Occupational environment, Performance, Employment, Handicap, Removable prosthesis, Technical equipment, Comfort, Occupational medicine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0328680
Code Inist : 002B26H. Création : 12/09/1997.