The MicroFrame: The Next Generation of Interface Design for Glenohumeral Disarticulation and Associated Levels of Limb DeficiencyBy Miguelez, John M.; Miguelez, Michelle D.; JPO - Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 66-71
Publication Date: April 2003
Article detailing the clinical application of the MicroFrame design, which is a prosthetic design interface that was designed to provide a comfortable and stable platform to which prosthetic components can be affixed. The objective was to create an interface that reduced skin coverage, enhanced stability, decreased heat build-up, improved terminal device control, and facilitated affixing prostheses. The key innovation of the MicroFrame was that it liberated the shoulder, and redistributed the forces of the prosthesis to more tolerant anatomy. Use of the MicroFrame can facilitate the use of heavier components, such as myoelectric elbows, wrists, and other terminal devices, which can be worn comfortably for extended periods. Furthermore, the MicroFrame reduces the amount of energy expended in contrast to using a body-powered prosthesis.
Published by: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins (Website:http://www.lww.com)
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (Web Site: http://www.oandp.org )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J45891