Date of Award
Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics
This is one of the first studies to report on the comparison of walking ability between socket-based and osseointegrated bone-anchored prostheses of the trans-femoral amputee. Each participant's hip active and passive range of motion was assessed. The Timed Up-and-Go test (TUG), 10-meter walk test (10MWT), and 6-minute walk test (6MWT) were administered to all participants with the addition of the Amputee Mobility Predictor with a Prosthesis (AMPPro). The study consists of unilateral transfemoral amputees with an activity level of K3-4. The current prosthetic users were divided into two groups based on their current intervention, socket prosthesis (S) and osseointegrated prosthesis (OI). The average completion times of each functional outcome measure is taken, recorded and compared between groups. The study provides valuable information on the impact osseointegration may have on an individual’s ability to ambulate when compared to their socket-based counterpart. The information gleaned from this study provides valuable information in determining appropriate care and outcome expectations of those undergoing the procedure.