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A water-based pressure casting method for transtibial prosthetic socket fit in developing countries

N Lythgo, P Vee Sin Lee, S Laing, J Lavranos, HT Nguyen

IFMBE Proceedings | Springer Nature | Published : 2018

Abstract

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018. Many challenges are faced by large numbers of people with lower limb amputation in developing countries. Foremost are cost and access to skilled prosthetic services. Attempts have been made to develop socket fabrication techniques that require little or no prosthetic skill. This study investigated a water pressure casting technique (PCAST) to fabricate and fit transtibial (TT) prosthetic sockets. Ethics approval and informed consent were obtained. Fifty-three adults with unilateral TT amputation were recruited from VIETCOT (Hanoi). VIETCOT staff with ISPO category II qualifications fabricated and fitted the prostheses. Firstly, a cotton sock was pla..

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