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Niagara Foot Trial
Overview of 1 Year Follow-Up Visit
   January 2003

Project Summary

The Niagara foot was developed as part of the landmine victims relief programme of the Canadian Centre for Mine Action Technology (CCMAT) by Niagara Prosthetics and Orthotics (St. Catherines, ON) and Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) with the collaboration of Dupont Engineering Polymers (Wilmington, DE) and Recto Molded Products (Cincinnati, OH).

With the assistance of the Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC), a study team visited Aranyaprathet Hospital from November 1, 2001 to November 10, 2001 to perform a clinical trial on 15 volunteer subjects. A follow-up protocol was developed to permit a patient review at 3 months by local prosthetists with communication of results by electronic and air mail. At 6 months, a study team from Canada visited the clinic to interview patients and to observe the foot components directly. In January 2003, a study team from Canada visited Aranyaprathat hospital to complete the study with a final visit.

A final report outlining the results of this study will be forthcoming upon completion of detailed data analysis.


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