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Prostheses, Lower Limb, Foot, Energy Storing

Definition : Lower limb foot prostheses designed to store and release energy (i.e., dynamically respond) to and from the prosthesis during gait. These foot prostheses typically consist of external devices that incorporate elastic heel structures that absorb energy during midstance and terminal stance and release it during preswing and initial swing. Several different types are available including prostheses with an S-shaped spring, foam, and spacer that are integral parts of the foot; prostheses made of polymeric material with very specific elasticity and resistance requirements to optimize energy storage and return; and prostheses that maximize performance (in both energy and compliance) by using a complex metal heel component with a compressible foam piece and hinges to allow rotation on three planes. Each type uses a variation of a compressible heel. Energy-storing foot prostheses are intended for otherwise healthy people who have lost a foot and whose gait patterns and activity levels generate enough energy to be worth using.

Entry Terms : "Energy Storing Foot Prostheses"

UMDC code : 23398


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Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hanger, Inc., formerly known as Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc., is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care services. For nearly 150 years, Hanger has established and maintained a tradition of excellence attributable to the dedication and clinical expertise of our providers, our steadfast support of research and development, and our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction.Hanger, Inc. comprises five wholly-owned subsidiaries that serve different segments of the O&P industry – Hanger Clinic, SPS, Innovative Neurotronics, Linkia and Accelerated Care Plus (ACP). Each one contributes to Hanger's unique identity as a patient-focused company combining a reputation for clinical excellence with a progressive approach to the use of emerging technologies.

Otto Bock HealthCare

Ottobock HealthCare uses innovative technology, superior service and world class education to help people with physical mobility challenges.

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

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