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Socket Technology Workshop

Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.
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25 April 2019, 09.00 – 16.00

Friends House, London

"Embracing Technology to Improve Socket Comfort for Amputees: how can we improve current practice?"

A huge thanks to all those who attended, participated and contributed to this workshop. We welcome your feedback and would ask you to take a few moments to complete our online survey.

Socket comfort is a major consideration for amputees. Techniques and practice vary considerably across prosthetic rehabilitation clinics in the UK. This ISPO workshop aimed to explore a range of techniques employed across both private and mainstream NHS clinics. Participants were invited to share and disseminate their own experiences of good practice in relation to measurement capture and socket design. The presentation of supporting evidence was strongly encouraged.

The workshop was organised against a backdrop of variations and inconsistencies in practice. Participants were encouraged to consider a range of aspects including:

  • Why do such marked variations exist in relation to measurement capture and socket design?
  • What are the barriers to change?
  • How can we introduce new technology and good quality evidence-based design across mainstream prosthetic services?

A WRITTEN REPORT ON THE WORKSHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY.

 

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