Evidence & Functionality
Virtual Symposium for Healthcare Professionals

Customized microprocessor controlled knee joint selection

How to select the most appropriate prosthetic knee joint for individuals living with a transfemoral amputation tailored to their personal needs?

Evidence & Functionality I Virtual Symposium for Healthcare Professionals I Language: English

TUESDAY November 29, 2022 I 16:00 – 17:30 CET (Berlin Time)

With the selection of the prosthetic knee joint for definitive fitting, a long-term decision is made during the rehabilitation. It is therefore essential that individual needs are met in a comprehensible manner.

In this afternoon symposium we will devote ourselves to available evidence and selections of the best suitable and most appropriate knee mechanism for individual patients need.

Join us to enjoy the insights presented by clinical and research experts.


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Dr. Pierpaolo Palumbo

Pierpaolo Palumbo is a bioengineer at the Personal Health Systems Lab of the University of Bologna. His main research area is biomedical data analysis for preventive and personalized medicine. Among his research topics, he works on falls in the elderly and people with lower limb amputation. He received a PhD degree in Bioengineering at the University of Bologna in 2015, and a MSc in Medical Engineering at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" in 2011. He leads the Topic Group "Falls among the elderly" in the Focus Group "Artificial Intelligence for Health" of the International Telecommunication Union and World Health Organization.

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Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Brüggenjürgen

Graduated in medicine, Bernd Brüggenjürgen spent his first professional years in medicine at "Orthopädisches Fachkrankenhaus Annastift" / Hannover, Germany, after which he then moved into the pharmaceutical industry as the Head of Health Economics and Disease Management at Glaxo Wellcome (now GSK) with an add-on study of Public Health at the Medical School Hannover where he graduated with a Master’s in Public Health. Between 2000 and 2016 Prof. Brüggenjürgen worked as a managing partner at Boston Healthcare Associates International (formerly Alpha Care). Together with experts from both Europe and the US he founded the international healthcare consultancy Aegisnet in 1998. He has led various academic and industry projects covering outcomes research, market access strategies, health economic modelling, patient data analyses and strategic health policy issues for both drugs and devices. Until 2008 he coordinated the health economics and health systems research group at the Institute for Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health Economics at the University Medical Center Berlin, Charité, where he obtained his venia legendi. Since 2019, Prof. Brüggenjürgen chairs the Institute for Health Services Research and Technical Orthopedics in the Orthopedic Department of Medical School Hannover at Diakovere Annastift Hospital. Prior he was head of the Institute for Health Economics at the Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin. Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Brüggenjürgen is president of the German Association for Health Care Sciences and Public Health. He was chairman of the working group economic evaluation of the German Association for Health Economics.

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Prof. Dr. med. Frank Braatz

Prof. Braatz is a specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery, physical and rehabilitative medicine and pediatric orthopedics. Before he became a Professor for Orthobionics at the Private University Göttingen 2013, he was head of the Technical Orthopedics and Infantile Cerebral Palsy Section at the Clinic for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital which he joined in 2002 after working at the BG Unfallklinik Ludwigshafen 1995, the Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery at the FSU Jena 1998 and the Clinic and Polyclinic for Orthopedics at the University of Cologne 1999. He is also a founding member and board member of the Association for Technical Orthopedics, a member of the advisory board of the BIV Federal Guild Association and the German Society for Motion Analysis. For years he has been scientifically involved in the subjects of technical orthopedics, orthobionics and motion analysis.

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