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Afferent sensory feedback for lower extremity prosthesis.

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Clippinger, FW; Seaber, AV; McElhaney, JH; Harrelson, JM; Maxwell, GM
Published in: Clin Orthop Relat Res
September 1982

Electrical stimulation has been applied to sciatic nerves of patients to achieve sensory feedback after lower limb amputation for periods of up to six years. Patients used the sensory feedback device daily. Pain, infection and electrode displacement have not been problems. The immediate postoperative benefits are that pain is minimized after amputation and stump healing is improved. Furthermore, the stimulus affords the patient increased confidence when walking due to renewed awareness of the center of gravity. Improved ability to function in the dark and when walking up and down stairways makes the application of sciatic nerve stimulation after amputation very rewarding.

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Published In

Clin Orthop Relat Res

ISSN

0009-921X

Publication Date

September 1982

Issue

169

Start / End Page

202 / 206

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sensation
  • Sciatic Nerve
  • Radio
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Orthopedics
  • Humans
  • Feedback
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Artificial Limbs
  • Amputation, Surgical
 

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Clippinger, F. W., Seaber, A. V., McElhaney, J. H., Harrelson, J. M., & Maxwell, G. M. (1982). Afferent sensory feedback for lower extremity prosthesis. Clin Orthop Relat Res, (169), 202–206.
Clippinger, F. W., A. V. Seaber, J. H. McElhaney, J. M. Harrelson, and G. M. Maxwell. “Afferent sensory feedback for lower extremity prosthesis.Clin Orthop Relat Res, no. 169 (September 1982): 202–6.
Clippinger FW, Seaber AV, McElhaney JH, Harrelson JM, Maxwell GM. Afferent sensory feedback for lower extremity prosthesis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1982 Sep;(169):202–6.
Clippinger, F. W., et al. “Afferent sensory feedback for lower extremity prosthesis.Clin Orthop Relat Res, no. 169, Sept. 1982, pp. 202–06.
Clippinger FW, Seaber AV, McElhaney JH, Harrelson JM, Maxwell GM. Afferent sensory feedback for lower extremity prosthesis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1982 Sep;(169):202–206.
Journal cover image

Published In

Clin Orthop Relat Res

ISSN

0009-921X

Publication Date

September 1982

Issue

169

Start / End Page

202 / 206

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Sensation
  • Sciatic Nerve
  • Radio
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Orthopedics
  • Humans
  • Feedback
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Artificial Limbs
  • Amputation, Surgical