Biomechanics of individuals with lower limb loss (Protamine project)
Over the last 25 years, I have developed a unique expertise in biomechanical analysis of individuals with lower limb amputation fitted with socket-suspended or bone-anchored prostheses during key stages of the rehabilitation and activities of daily living.
This work involves working mainly with individuals with various levels of amputation of lower limb including transtibial (below the knee) or transfemoral (above the knee) amputations..
My work on inner prosthetic loading has provided basic and applied knowledge
required for evidence-based
- Rehabilitation programs (e.g., Load bearing exercises, use of walking aids),
- Fitting of the prosthesis (e.g., Choice of component, alignment)
- Design of generic prosthetic components (e.g., Sockets, knees, feet)
- Design of specific prosthetic components for bone-anchored prostheses (e.g., Osseointegrated implants, abutments, shock absorbers).
I am currently considered as one of the very few independent experts worldwide in assessment of clinical outcomes of individuals with limb loss fitted with bone-anchored prosthesis using osseointegrated implant
Overview of the portable kinetic recording system measuring the load applied on the residuum of individuals with transfemoral amputation relying on a data logger and a transducer (A) mounted between the knee (F) and the socket (D) or the osseointegrated fixation (C) using plates (B)
Overview of the osseointegrated fixation (A) as developed by Brånemark et al, including an abutment (D) and an implant (B) inserted into the shaft of the femur (C) within the residuum (F)