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JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: July 2004 - Volume 16 - Issue 3 - p 85-86
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  1. Read the article on pages 78–84.
  2. Complete the examination.
  3. Submit your completed examination to the AAOP per the directions on the next page.


The following questions require short answers only; you do not have to use complete sentences. All questions refer to the article “Comparison of Three Pediatric Prosthetic Feet During Functional Activities” by Mark L. McMulkin, PhD, William R. Osebold, MD, Rob D. Mildes, PT, Randy S. Rosenquist, CPO.


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1. The Seattle Lightfoot is an energy storing type of prosthetic foot used by pediatric amputees because of its ______________________________.

2. Both the Otto Bock Luxon Max and the College Park TruStep are multi-axial feet that

a. allow inversion motions but not eversion motions.

b. allow eversion motions but not inversion motions.

c. allow both inversion and eversion motions.

3. True or False?

Energy cost for walking and running has been found to be significantly different for amputees using different prosthetic feet.

4. The Seattle Lightfoot prosthetic foot does not allow inversion or eversion of the prosthetic ankle due to ______________________.

5. The prosthetic foot featuring bumpers and bushings that can be adjusted and a forefoot longitudinal split is the:

a. College Park TruStep.

b. Otto Bock Luxon Max foot.

c. Seattle Lightfoot.

6. True or False?

During treadmill tests, stability concerns, inexperience, or safety issues inhibited subjects from maintaining a jogging pace.

7. The prosthetic foot that had significantly greater plantarflexion in stance, greater maximum dorsiflexion in stance, greater plantarflexion/dorsiflexion range, greater power absorption and greater peak generation in late stance is:

a. The Seattle Lightfoot.

b. The Otto Bock Luxon Max foot.

c. The College Park TruStep foot.

8. When subjects used the _____________________________ they had significantly increased ankle and foot motions and ankle power generation during gait analysis.

9. Factors considered in foot selection include:

__________________________, _____________________________, ________________________________________________________

10. True or False?

The subject’s preference may be the determining factor in pediatric foot selection.

Complete the JPO Self-Assessment Examination on the previous page and score a minimum of 75 percent to earn two PCE credits. Send the completed examination and payment in U.S. currency ($20/AAOP members, $40/nonmembers) to: AAOP, Dept. 937, Alexandria, VA 22334-0937. The examination must be received by the AAOP within 3 years of the publication date for credit to be awarded.

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