Category: Prosthetics

Modified Prosthetic Foot For Pilots

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Modification of a SACH prosthetic foot to allow a pilot with a lower limb amputation to operate the rudder pedal of an airplane without the foot hitting the brake pedal. Describes and pictures a modification to the SACH foot ( intended to be used with the "Hydra-Cadence" above-knee prosthesis) which allows the forefoot to be easily removed for flying and reattached for walking. Foot designed and built by the Navy Prosthetic Research Laboratory, Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, California. AUTHOR: Hughes, H N; Helmuth, G TITLE: Modified Prosthetic Foot for Pilots JOURNAL: Orthotics and Prosthetics REF: Vol 29 no 1, Mar 1975; p 33-34 PAGES (including cover): 2 1975.


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