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The goal of this project is a useful clinical instrument for diagnosis and treatment of residual limb volume fluctuation in individuals who use prosthetic limbs. The hypothesis to be tested is that the instrument effectively measures short and long term volume fluctuations in individuals with trans-tibial amputation. Pilot data are collected on amputee subjects during short test sessions using bioimpedance analysis as the measurement modality.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Monitored for limb volume
University of Washington, Bioengineering Department
University of Washington
Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400
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The part of a limb or tail following amputation that is proximal to the amputated section.
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The removal of a limb or other appendage or outgrowth of the body. (Dorland, 28th ed)
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