Journal article

Prediction of Skeletal Medial-Lateral for transfemoral ischial containment sockets

Michael P Dillon, Richard GD Fernandez, Bircan Erbas, Chris Briggs, Matthew Quigley

JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT | JOURNAL REHAB RES & DEV | Published : 2016

Abstract

Accurate measurement of the pelvis is critical for well-fitting and comfortable ischial containment sockets. The "Skeletal Medial-Lateral (ML)" is intrusive and unreliable to measure in vivo. This study aimed to determine how accurately the Skeletal ML could be predicted and to identify which measurements were significant predictors. Computed tomography scans were randomly sampled from a cadaveric database (n = 200). Inclusion criteria were age > 20 yr; lower-limb alignment that replicated the anatomical position; and no evidence of osteological trauma, implants, or bony growths. Multivariate linear regression models were developed to predict the Skeletal ML based on a suite of independent v..

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