Amputee Residual Limb Volume Fluctuation

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio


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.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective




Monitored for limb volume


University of Washington, Bioengineering Department
United States




University of Washington

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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