Our post on May 8, 2009, discusses using Tamarack™ Dorsiflexion Assist Flexure Joints in a prosthosis for a person with a Symes amputation. Another prosthosis using Tamarack™ Dorsiflexion Assist Flexure Joints is discussed in a recent article that appeared in the February, 2008, issue of the Academy Today. The article is titled “Partial Foot Device for High-Level Ambulators.” The authors are Jason Wening MS, CP, John Ruzich, CP and Rafael Nunez. In this case study, Tamarack Dorsiflexion Assist Joints were used in a device, allowing free plantarflexion and dorsiflexion stop. The patient, a young, healthy lisfranc amputee displayed marked improvement in functional ability, using the lightweight device. Jason Wening MS, CP, John Ruzich, CP and Rafael Nunez work at Scheck & Siress in Illinois www.scheckandsiress.com .
Posted by John Lampe, President, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.
Thank you for posting the link to this case study. The authors are committed practitioners with a lot of experience in the field. They truely keep the patient in mind, as this study shows. John has over 30 years experience as a prosthetist, Jason is a paralympic athlete with an interest in research and Rafael was recruited for his technical expertise. Scheck and Siress has 10 Chicago-area locations offering full-service orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics.