Development, trial and comparative evaluation of a new below-knee prosthesis
The experiences with the various deployments abroad have shown that independent of a high-tech treatment according to Central European standards it may be useful to be able to provide a suitable prosthetic treatment for the purposes of these deployments. The orthopaedic department of the Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin has been working towards improving existing prosthetic models and developing new manufacturing processes for a number of years. In the process in close cooperation with a Berlin-based orthopaedic workshop a method was developed which makes it possible to fit a below-knee prosthesis directly to the body of the patient which cuts out previously extensive intermediate steps (“direct-molding-method”).
Quelle: MEDICAL CORPS INTERNATIONAL FORUM (MCIF) 2009/2