Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Advanced Materials to Improve Moisture Management for Prosthetic Socket Liners|
|Congressional District Code:
|| January 2017 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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In modern prosthetics a suction liner provides a mechanical connection to the rigid socket by “gripping” the residual limb of the patient by either skin traction or suction. Conventionally, liners are made from materials that are impermeable to water such as silicone and polyurethane. Prolonged moisture accumulation inside the liner adversely affects fit and contributes to issues such as maceration (tissue softening from constant water exposure), breakdown, and infection, as well as issues of co...
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