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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Research Career Scientist
Principal Investigator:

Kent N. Bachus

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $209,713
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Patients with amputated limbs are customarily offered socket-based systems, which are stabilized by friction contact between the socket and the soft tissues of the residual limb. Despite the leading-edge care provided to patients with amputations by the VA Healthcare System, many abandon their conventional socket-based systems. In a study of veterans with combat-associated unilateral upper-limb loss, 25% of veterans abandon their socket- based prosthetics, with rates highest among women. To impr...

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