Evaluation of the Efficiency of the Echelon Foot in Traumatic Trans Tibial Amputees
The aim of this work was to test the Echelon foot efficiency to offer enhanced safety, comfort and function over a wide range of walking surfaces, inclines and stairs, thereby improving the quality of life for amputees.
Ten individuals with a unilateral trans- tibial amputation will participate in two test sessions- one while using their own prosthetic foot, the other while using the Echelon foot.
|Unilateral Trans Tibial Amputation||Device: Echelon foot||Phase 1 Phase 2|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Evaluation of the Efficiency of the Echelon Foot in Traumatic Trans Tibial|
- While using the Echelon foot the amputees will present lower internal mechanical strain in the soft tissue of the stump while standing on a 10 degrees platform. [ Time Frame: Beginning of the trial and one month after ]
- Using the Echelon foot the Kinematic of level ground walking and climbing up and down stairs will be closer to normal curves. [ Time Frame: At the beginning of the trial and one month later ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Device: Echelon foot
One Echelon foot for each subject, for a period of a month.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01004926
|Sheba Medical Center|
|Ramat- Gan, Israel|
|Principal Investigator:||Itzhak Siev- Ner, MD||Sheba Medical Center|