Search for dissertations about: "Foot prosthesis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words Foot prosthesis.

  1. 1. Prosthetic Foot Control for Ground Adaptation

    Author : Wolfgang Svensson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; autonomous systems; kinematical sensors; Foot prosthesis; embedded computing; sensor fusion;

    Abstract : Wearers of prosthetic feet find walking on inclined ground difficult or uncomfortable. A major reason for this is a limitation in ankle motion in existing prostheses. READ MORE

  2. 2. Motion Analysis and Postural Stability of Transtibial Prosthesis Users

    Author : David Rusaw; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Artificial limb; balance; electromyography EMG ; motion analysis; postural stability;

    Abstract : The AIMS of the thesis were to critically evaluate motion analysis methods used during investigations of transtibial prosthesis users, and to propose improvements to these methods. Additionally, the aim was to evaluate if vibratory feedback could be used to improve postural stability in transtibial prosthesis users and how being a prosthesis user influenced muscular response to postural perturbations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Amputation for vascular disease. Prognostic factors for healing, long-term outcome and costs

    Author : Magnus Eneroth; Lund Ortopedi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; costs; deep foot infections; supplementary nutrition; prognostic factors; outcome; diabetes mellitus; Amputation; vascular disease; Surgery; orthopaedics; traumatology; Kirurgi; ortopedi; traumatologi;

    Abstract : General characteristics and outcome was evaluated in 177 consecutive patients who underwent a major amputation in a defined population. Smoking and diabetes lowered the mean amputation age. Healing failure at six months was seen in 24% of transtibial and in 11% of transfemoral amputees. READ MORE


    Author : Thomas Anderson; Malmö Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Osteoarthritis; Replacement; Surgery; orthopaedics; traumatology; traumatologi; Kirurgi; ortopedi; Rheumatoid arthritis; Arthrodesis; Ankle;

    Abstract : Of 30 primary ankle fusions in patients with osteoarthrosis, 25 ankles underwent clinical evaluation by two independent observers. In 29 cases, two independent radiologists, unanimously found 26 ankles to be radiographically fused, and three not fused. The consistency between the two orthopaedic surgeons evaluations was somewhat lower. READ MORE

  5. 5. Ankle fracture surgery : clinical and epidemiological aspects

    Author : Charlotte Karlsson Thur; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []

    Abstract : Ankle fractures are one of the most common fractures treated in orthopaedic surgery today and the trend towards surgical treatment has increased over the past decades. The ankle is though a sensitive area for surgical intervention concerning the surrounding soft tissues and early soft tissue complications such as infection are dreaded. READ MORE