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, Dioscaris R Garcia, Christopher T Born
CANADIAN PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS JOURNAL ; doi:10.33137/cpoj.v1i2.32016

Abstract: INTRODUCTION The conventional use of a prosthetic device by amputees involves contact of the residual limb tissue with the prosthetic socket using an intermediate elastomer liner. Roll-on gel liners are applied directly to the limb, and slide into the rigid hard socket; the gels are generally silicone or plastic. Regardless of the material, or the liner system used on a residual limb, problems occur because of direct skin and socket or liner contact.1 The skin tissue of the residual limb is subject to compressive, shear, and tensile forces through weight bearing against the interface wall. In addition the skin is subject to heat/sweat issues that may be seasonal and related to the insulation properties of the interface material. A common problem encountered by the prosthetic user is socket odor, or odor emanating from socket liners.2 Proper hygiene does not guarantee the reduction of strong socket or liner odor over time. In addition, skin problems among amputees include rashes, blistering, mold/fungal infections and other skin irritations. The socket/wall interface (regardless of material composition) is subject to local skin sloughing, sweat, and skin oils in a warm/moist dark environment over hours of use providing an ideal environment for fungal and bacterial growth.3 To address this problem, our team evaluated a titanium and silicone hybrid cleaning and coating technology containing a silver fatty acid complex against the odor producing, Gram-negative, facultative anaerobe, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.4 Abstract PDF Link: How to cite: Jarrell J.D, Garcia D.R, Born C.T. INHIBITING PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA GROWTH ASSOCIATED WITH PROSTHETIC LINERS. CANADIAN PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS JOURNAL, VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, 2018; ABSTRACT, POSTER PRESENTATION AT THE AOPA’S 101ST NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, SEPT. 26-29, VANCOUVER, CANADA, 2018. DOI: Abstracts were Peer-reviewed by the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 101st National Assembly Scientific Committee.
Keywords: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Growth / Prosthetic Liners / INHIBITING PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA / AERUGINOSA GROWTH ASSOCIATED

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