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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX001833-01A2
Title: Advanced Materials to Improve Moisture Management for Prosthetic Socket Liners
Principal Investigator:

Clay Kelly

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2017 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $49,880
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$914,713
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

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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