SACH foot | definition of SACH foot by Medical dictionary
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Solid ankle cushion heel foot; a prosthetic foot that has no definite ankle joint but is designed to absorb shock and allow movement of the shank over the foot during ambulation.
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All subjects were able to walk at the requested 1.2 m [s.sup.-1] with both the ESAR and SACH foot
. The averaged stride length and stride time did not differ between the two prosthetic feet (Table 1).
* SACH foot
: Subjects would be taught to compress the cushion heel, slowly moving their body weight over the keel of the foot.
This may be the result of differences in characterization techniques and/or differences in the particular model of Otto Bock SACH foot
tested (which is not specified in any of the three studies).
Bioenergetic comparison of a new energy-storing foot and SACH foot
in traumatic below-knee vascular amputations.
However, as mentioned earlier, several studies have still found no difference in energy expenditure when the Flex-Foot is used compared with the SACH foot