Comparative Performance of Dynamic Elastic Response Feet


About this study

The purpose of this study is to compare the functional performance of individuals with transtibial amputation using two types of prosthetic foot designs: carbon fiber versus fiberglass composite.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Unilateral transtibial amputee
  • Currently using a carbon fiber prosthetic (DER) foot for at least the last 6 months
  • Stable stump volume over the past 6 months
  • Medicare Functional Classification Level K3 or K4


Exclusion Criteria

  • Neuromuscular problems such as previous stroke or contralateral amputation
  • Use of gait aids for ambulation
  • Undergoing dialysis
  • Poor prosthetic socket fit or stump problems (e.g., skin breakdown)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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