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      Clinical field testing of vulcanized Jaipur rubber feet for trans-tibial amputees in low-income countries.

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      Prosthetics and orthotics international

      Informa UK Limited

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          The purpose of this study was to check out the performance and durability of vulcanized Jaipur rubber feet in tropical areas of the developing world. Forty-one MUKTI and 40 NISHA feet were followed for 16 (8-17) months. The user compliance was high and nearly all were satisfied. Failure of the prosthetic foot with the need for exchange at the end of the study amounted to 27% (22/81), which is equivalent to a mixed series of rubber feet previously reported (Jansen et al. 2006b). Failures were mostly related to skin fracture and gliding between sponge rubber layers of the heel block.

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          Journal
          Prosthet Orthot Int
          Prosthetics and orthotics international
          Informa UK Limited
          0309-3646
          0309-3646
          Mar 2007
          : 31
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Copenhagen, Denmark. steen@ispo.ws
          Article
          773150920
          10.1080/03093640701321411
          17365891

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