Journal article

Stump/socket pressure profiles of the pressure cast prosthetic socket

JCH Goh, PVS Lee, SY Chong

CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate stump/socket interface pressure in amputees wearing a socket developed by a pressure casting system.Design. Five unilateral transtibial amputees wore a pressure cast socket and walked at a self-selected speed. BACKGROUND: The socket produces equally distributed pressure at the stump/socket interface, deviating from the conventional belief that pressure varies in proportion to the pain threshold of different tissues in the stump. METHODS: The socket was fabricated while the subject placed his stump in a pressure chamber. Pressure was applied while he adopted a normal standing position. A specially built strain gauged type pressure transducer was used for mea..

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