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OUTTAKES: A LOOK THROUGH THE ABOVE KNEE PROSTHESIS SWF
Date: 01/01/1976 (ca.)
Slide presentation, posted on 08/11/2009
This slideshow contains three recovered slides that were outtakes from the original narrated slideshow. Two additional above knee X-ray checkout points (not included in the original presentation) are presented.
TRANSCRIPT: A LOOK THROUGH THE ABOVE KNEE PROSTHESIS PDF
Date: 01/01/1976 (ca.)
Previously unpublished PDF file (1.34 MB), posted on 07/03/2009
Presented in the original recovered format. This is the transcript of the 40 slide narrated slideshow. The digitally re-typeset version can be viewed here This document was preserved and donated by Jim Scanlon, PT.
A NEW LOOK TO AND THROUGH THE ABOVE-KNEE SOCKET PDF
Gerald W. Mayfield, M.D., et al.
Date: 11/04/1976 (ca.)
Previously unpublished PDF file with OCR (3.8 MB), posted on 06/22/2009
Presented in original recovered format. The digitally re-typeset version can be viewed here. This document was donated and preserved by Jim Scanlon, PT.
X-Ray Evaluation of the Above Knee Socket; A Supplement to Standard Check-out Procedures PDF
Jim Scanlon, PT and Bob Doctor, PT
Date: 01/01/1977 (ca.)
Previously unpublished PDF file (1.31 MB), posted on 06/22/2009
Presented in the original recovered format. This surviving draft copy contains handwritten notes, corrections and image selection recommendations, which were used to create a re-imaged and digitally re-typeset version, which can be viewed here. As interpreted from references in the text, it was written after both Dr. Mayfield's research paper and the X-ray scientific exhibit. This document details the written procedures for the X-ray checkout instituted at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. This document was donated and preserved by Jim Scanlon, PT.
Fitzsimons edit: Normal Shape Normal Alignment (NSNA) SWF
Ivan Long, CP
Date: 1986 (slides) / 2008 (audio)
Abridged slide presentation with audio, posted on 02/28/2009
Original unabridged presentation can be viewed here. Four narrated slides, related to FAMC, have been gathered from Ivan Long's NSNA narrated slideshow (link above). In these narrated slides, the origin of Long's Line is discussed, standing position and walking position introduced, and critique is provided on FAMC X-rays of early revision alignment limbs, as well as explaining the rationale of the narrow ML socket design.
Final program of the 1977 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons PDF
Date: 02/03/1977 (ca.)
PDF file (917 kB), posted on 02/09/2009
This 1977 AAOS meeting program shows the date and time of Dr. Mayfield's paper presentation. Coeval comments about the meeting can be found in Dr. Mayfield's correspondence dated 08/04/1977.
Almanac, October 1976, Vol. 25, No. 10 PDF
Date: 10/01/1976
PDF file (849 kB), posted on 02/09/2009
This document contains selected pages from the October 1976 Almanac, which details the 1976 AOPA-Interbor International Congress and assembly. Page 13 identifies Fitzsimons Army Medical Center as an exhibitor under the subheading "Scientific and Professional Exhibits." Pages 14 and 15 (printed in the Almanac without page numbers) show a graphic of the exposition layout. The Fitzsimons' X-ray scientific exhibit was displayed in booth 5 (page 15). Almanac pages 14 and 15 are also presented together in the original magazine style spread with an added red circle indicating the location of booth 5.
Comparison of Energy Consumption while ambulating of the femoral abduction fitted AK amputee with the femoral adduction fitted AK amputee. PDF
Bob Doctor, PT
Date: 09/13/1976 (ca.)
Previously unpublished PDF file with OCR (757 kB), posted on 01/18/2010
This document details a proposed 25 patient oxygen consumption study of the revised fitting techniques adopted by FAMC. It was preserved and donated by Ivan Long, CP. It is his recollection that it was written by Fitzsimons' physical therapist, Bob Doctor.

Incomplete pilot data from this research was also reviewed from 6 subjects. The tests were preformed in the Fall of 1976 at the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at FAMC, whose departmental chief at that time was David R. Hazlett, MD. Data from 5 patients (seemingly most complete) was sent to Stefania Fatone, PhD at NUPRL-RERP (Northwestern University Prosthetic Research Lab Rehabilitation Engineering Research Program), who kindly agreed to review the data. The conclusion reached by Dr. Fatone was that there was not enough recovered information to provide meaningful analysis.

Over three decades later, Dr. Hazlet, Jim Scanlon, PT and Dr. Mayfield only have a vague memory, or none at all, of this incomplete research. It is mentioned peripherally in a 08/04/1977 letter between Dr. Mayfield and Jim Scanlon, PT. The clearest recall of this abandoned research is provided by Ivan Long, CP: On Feb 2, 2007, in an email exchange, Ivan Long shared:
The war was over and personnel was changing and it [the research] was never finished. The original plan was to put 25 AK amputees through a series of tests on their old limbs and on their Long's limbs and test for oxygen consumption. . .

1 [Patient], did the tests on his Long's limb but he refused to put his old limb back on so . . . nothing to compare.

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