Entries by Darren Angerer

Amputation Rates Climb Among Diabetics Who Delay Care

Researchers at the University of Campania in Italy identified troubling trends when they evaluated clinical features and amputation risk among individuals with diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers who had been admitted to a tertiary care center during the COVID-19 lockdown. The research team, led by Paola Caruso, MD, launched the study to determine how this […]

Prosthesis Control System Improves Obstacle Crossing

Researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Utah Robotics Center at the University of Utah have demonstrated an indirect voluntary control approach that has allowed prosthesis users to walk at different speeds while smoothly crossing over obstacles of different sizes without explicit classification of the environment, according to a new study. The proposed controller […]

Mobility Clinics Improve Outcomes for Lower Limb Amputees

Australian researchers studying changes in mobility among lower-limb amputees have found that participation in mobility clinics improves outcomes, according to an article published in Prosthetics and Orthotics International. Led by Sarah Anderson, MPH, PhD, a lecturer in the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University, researchers conducted a pilot study to analyze the effects […]

Folate Intake Linked to Decreased Diabetes Risk

Recent research has reported that proper supplementation of folate in young adulthood to be inversely associated with diabetes incidence in midlife among Americans. Researchers have published the findings in Diabetes Care. A recommendation supported by the American Diabetes Association is for women with preexisting diabetes to consume 400 micrograms of folic acid daily if they […]

Following Recommended Exercises Guidelines Tied To Longevity

Getting the recommended amount of weekly exercise could cut your risk of early death, a new study indicates. The current United States government guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity each week. They also suggest adults do moderate or greater intensity muscle-strengthening exercise at least […]

Green Prosthetics Patient Tells His Story To Amplitude

A patient of Green Prosthetics & Orthotics, Richard Lucas Slusher, 27, was born missing his right arm below the elbow. He recently had an interview with Amplitude magazine about his experiences and inspiration to help other amputees. How did your parents deal with the high costs associated with prosthetic devices? They found help from Shriners […]

New Technique Shows 3D Nerve Structure in Diabetic Neuropathy

The use of three-dimensional imaging of human nerve tissue may help researchers better understand the reasoning behind diabetic neuropathy, one of the most common complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In a study published in Scientific Reports, researchers from Lund University and other associated medical facilities demonstrated the feasibility of using x-rays to […]

Temperature Controlled Insole Being Developed By Medical School Team

A new cooling insole developed by UT Southwestern scientists reduced the foot temperature of patients with diabetic neuropathy by several degrees, diminishing a significant risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers. This new device, detailed in an article published online ahead of print May 6 in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, could eventually prevent […]

University Team Moving Forward With Bionic Limb Research

A team led by Assistant Professor Dustin Crouch seeks to unlock what would be a game-changing jump in prosthetic devices by using technology that has so far largely only existed as fantasy: bionics. The key component of the research is what are called muscle-driven endoprostheses (MDEs), which are a type of prosthetic that is completely […]