This patient reduced their volume within a month period of time using the iFIT transtibial prosthesis.
The iFIT prosthesis is an ideal preparatory prosthetic system that relieves swelling and shapes the limb quickly. There is no need to wait for prosthetic shrinker socks to reduce volume, so those with limb loss can be fit right away and get back on their feet.
Patients can have a secure fit throughout their rehabilitation therapy using the patented buckle system. They can tighten or loosen the prosthesis as needed throughout the day without having to use layers of socks which can compromise stability.
This summer, Dr. Timothy Dillingham and his son Rhys visited Botswana with a goal to help persons with limb loss obtain a comfortable, durable socket. Through the UPenn-Botswana Partnership they visited several locations and fit 17 persons in a 7 day time period. They had four hockey bags loaded with these modular devices and a backpack with hand tools.
Many of these persons were not able to obtain a prosthetic, while others had devices that were old and uncomfortable. The adjustable system was fit within 1-2 hours and allowed subjects to walk without issue. See more about this trip in our tab "International Relief Efforts" under "Research".
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