A Three-Dimensional Finite Element Model of the Transibial Residual Limb and Prosthetic Socket to Predict Skin Temperatures

@article{Peery2006ATF,
  title={A Three-Dimensional Finite Element Model of the Transibial Residual Limb and Prosthetic Socket to Predict Skin Temperatures},
  author={J. T. Peery and G. K. Klute and J. J. Blevins and W. R. Ledoux},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={336-343}
}
Amputees who wear prosthetic limbs often experience discomfort from blisters and sores due to mechanical insult; these skin conditions are exacerbated by elevated skin temperatures and excessive perspiration within the prosthetic socket. The goal of this study was to create a tool for developing new prostheses that accommodate varying thermal loads arising from everyday activities. A three-dimensional thermal model of a transtibial residual limb and prosthesis was constructed using the finite… CONTINUE READING

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Amputees who wear prosthetic limbs often experience discomfort from blisters and sores due to mechanical insult ; these skin conditions are exacerbated by elevated skin temperatures and excessive perspiration within the prosthetic socket .
Amputees who wear prosthetic limbs often experience discomfort from blisters and sores due to mechanical insult ; these skin conditions are exacerbated by elevated skin temperatures and excessive perspiration within the prosthetic socket .
Amputees who wear prosthetic limbs often experience discomfort from blisters and sores due to mechanical insult ; these skin conditions are exacerbated by elevated skin temperatures and excessive perspiration within the prosthetic socket .
Amputees who wear prosthetic limbs often experience discomfort from blisters and sores due to mechanical insult ; these skin conditions are exacerbated by elevated skin temperatures and excessive perspiration within the prosthetic socket .
Transverse computerized tomography ( CT ) scans were used to specify the geometry of the residual limb and socket .
Transverse computerized tomography ( CT ) scans were used to specify the geometry of the residual limb and socket .
Transverse computerized tomography ( CT ) scans were used to specify the geometry of the residual limb and socket .
Transverse computerized tomography ( CT ) scans were used to specify the geometry of the residual limb and socket .
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