A simple, low cost method of producing a prosthetic socket for trans-tibial amputees

N.A. Abu Osman, W.D. Spence, S.E. Solomonidis, A.M. Weir

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    Abstract

    The hydrostatic tank system, using the concept of uniform pressure distribution at the stump/socket interface was used to produce sockets which were compared with standard Patellar Tendon Bearing (PTB) sockets. Sockets containing machined metal inserts were manufactured using standard laminating techniques. Patellar tendon (PT) transducer, Entran-based device, Normal/shear stress transducer and Electrohydraulic sensors were used to measure the stump/socket interface stresses. The results show that the interface pressure distribution of the hydrocast socket was more uniform compared to that of the PTB socket.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)133-137
    Number of pages4
    JournalIEE Colloquium (Digest)
    Volume4-10408
    Issue number33
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • prosthetics
    • graph theory
    • hydrostatic pressure
    • interfaces
    • plastics casting
    • plastics moulding
    • pressure distribution
    • pressure transducers
    • shear stress
    • strain gauges
    • hydrocasting
    • hydrostatic tank systems
    • patellar tendon bearing socket
    • testing protocols

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