Prosthetic Research and the Impact on Patient Outcomes: A Journey Begins with One Step

Date and Time

July 12, 2022
12–1 p.m. CT


Virtual Event

Course Level: Introductory
Target Audience:
PT/PTA, OT/OTA, RN, CM, O&P Clinicians (CE), MD (non-CE)
CE Contact Hours: 1 hour (60 Minutes)

Join us for this virtual event for all healthcare professionals who work and care for patients with amputation. This course will take participants through a story of patient recovery, and demonstrate how current research results is an integral piece to the success of every patient.

Participants will learn the impact of prosthetic technology on mobility, quality of life, fall risk/safety, recovery, overall patient satisfaction, and health system cost as supported by recent research studies. Key takeaways of this course will include information that has practical implications in your daily practice.

Accreditation Status


Upon completion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the correlation among patients’ prosthetic rehabilitation and high levels of Quality of Life, (QOL), Patient Satisfaction (Sat), and sustained mobility.
  • Demonstrate how comorbidities may impact prosthetic mobility
  • Identify how advanced technology can significantly reduce the odds of incurring an injurious fall for individuals with diabetic/dysvascular amputation.
  • Relate the impact of fall risk/prevalence on mobility, QOL, Sat and Healthcare costs.
  • Comprehend the impact of time to delivery of prosthesis on Healthcare Costs and Injurious Fall risk in the first 12 months post-op recovery period.
  • Appreciate how current coverage decisions and documentation considerations may impact prosthetic componentry selection.

Session Outline

  • Comorbidities and their Impact on Mobility and Function
  • Relationship between Mobility, Quality of Life, and Patient Satisfaction
  • Current Documentation Considerations for Lower Limb Prosthetics
  • Feature and highlight applicable published/reviewed research studies

Research Studies Included


The Mobility Analysis of AmpuTees (MAAT) series is comprised of seven separate landmark studies that represent one of the largest multicenter retrospective analyses of mobility among users of lower limb prostheses.

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Stability and Falls Evaluation after AMPutation is a series* of studies that examines the need for greater access to appropriate rehabilitation solutions for below and above-knee amputees in the diabetes community.

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The IMPACT series analyzes data on adults with lower limb amputation (n=510) obtained from a nationally representative administrative claims database (Watson) to find and interpret useful patterns.

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The Outcomes ASsessment and DISsemination (OASIS) series* compares the effectiveness of a variety of orthotic and prosthetic components across different patient groups to ultimately impact and enhance patient outcomes.

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*Only the first study in the SAFE-AMP series and OASIS series are published at this time.