Janisse D.,Medical College of Wisconsin |
Janisse D.,National Pedorthic Services Inc. |
Janisse E.,Prosthetic Design Inc.
Prosthetics and Orthotics International | Year: 2015
Background: Conservative pedorthic management of the diabetic foot has been shown to be an effective method to prevent ulcers, amputations, and re-amputations. This article exhibits why and how pedorthics plays such an important role via modalities such as footwear, shoe modifications, custom foot orthoses, and partial foot prostheses. Objective: The objective of this article is to demonstrate how pedorthics has been shown to be an integral part of conservative diabetic foot care. The authors' goal was to educate the reader about the different modalities that are available for use. Study design: This article is based largely on review of previously published research and scholarly articles, augmented by the more than 60 years of pedorthic and orthotic clinical experience of the authors. Methods: Approximately 60 journal articles and book chapters were reviewed by the authors. Articles were located via online resources such as PubMed as well as the authors' own libraries. Results: It was repeatedly noted that pedorthic modalities such as shoes, foot orthoses, and shoe modifications may be utilized in the treatment and prevention of diabetic foot wounds and other complications. Conclusion: Pedorthic devices may be successfully integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with diabetes and foot ulcers. Copyright © 2014 The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Source
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services | Branch: National Institutes of Health | Program: STTR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 186.74K | Year: 2016
DESCRIPTION provided by applicant This proposed project will further develop a CFC off loading AFO designed to offload plantar pressures and optimize patient function through maximizing plantarflexor power production During Phase I we will determine the effects of varying design characteristics of CFC off loading AFOs We will refine and create new FEA models and algorithms that predict the appropriate brace design given patient characteristics including patient baseline functional abilities In a future Phase II project we will continue to refine the algorithm for patients with various diagnoses and presentations to ensure the applicability across the spectrum of potential users and develop rapid fabrication techniques that integrate CAD CAM technology to maximize brace durability minimize error and allow national and international CFC off loading AFO distribution PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE Over million Americans will develop at least one neuropathic foot ulcer during their lifetimes and foot disease usually foot ulceration is the prie precipitant of diabetes related lower extremity amputations Effective clinical management can reduce both ulceration and amputation but current treatments significantly curtail patientsandapos physical activity levels The purpose of this project is to determine the patient characteristics that predict the optimum design variables needed to create a carbon fiber composite CFC offloading ankle foot orthosis AFO that delays or prevents non traumatic lower extremity amputations and increases physical activity and quality of life in patients with diabetes mellitus DM peripheral neuropathy PN and foot complications
Prosthetic Design Inc. | Date: 2012-06-26
Prosthetic Design Inc. | Date: 2012-08-07
Prosthetic limb components, namely, lanyard suspension mechanism and locking mechanism and an integrated spool for taking and storing excess lanyard cord.
Prosthetic Design Inc. | Date: 2011-06-02
Fuel tank stands are disclosed. Some example embodiments may include a base configured to engage a chassis of a vehicle; at least one arm comprising a first end pivotably mounted to the base; and a tank support mounted to a second end of the at least one arm, the tank support being configured to selectively engage and at least partially support a fuel tank of the vehicle. Some example embodiments may include a bias, such as a torsion spring, configured bias the arms into a generally upright configuration. Some example embodiments may include a latch configured to retain the arms in a collapsed configuration.