• Corpus ID: 8690999

THE MUENSTER-TYPE BELOW-ELBOW SOCKET, AN EVALUATION.

@article{Fishman1964THEMB,
  title={THE MUENSTER-TYPE BELOW-ELBOW SOCKET, AN EVALUATION.},
  author={Sidney Fishman and H. W. Kay},
  journal={Artificial limbs},
  year={1964},
  volume={8},
  pages={
          4-14
        }
}
SHORT stumps have always presented fitting problems in both upperand lower-extremity amputation sites for the obvious reasons of small attachment area and a lack of useful range of motion. In an attempt to alleviate these problems for upper-extremity amputees, Drs. O. Hepp and G. G. Kuhn (1) of Minister, Germany, developed fitting techniques for the below-elbow and the above-elbow amputee, respectively, that provide a more intimate encapsulation of short stumps. For the below-elbow amputee, the… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Test rig design for upper-limb socket prosthetics at transradial amputation level
TLDR
The purpose of this design is making a test rig that can assess the socket while simulating arm movements that are common during activities of daily living such as:(Abduction, Adduction, Flexion, Extension, Supination and Pronation) in Euler angles: Yaw, Pitch and Roll.
Transradial and Wrist Disarticulation Socket Considerations: Case Studies
TLDR
How integration of the optimal anatomically contoured socket designs and materials significantly improves rehabilitation outcomes is demonstrated.
Design of a transradial socket
TLDR
The WILMER open socket is improved, resulting in several new designs, made of stainless steel wire mesh, with an adjustable condyle brace and a standard forearm shell over the mesh.
The Evolution of Upper Limb Prosthetic Socket Design
TLDR
Light is shed on the many variables behind the evolution of upper limb socket design and review of historical literature reveals two distinct and major influences—material science and the emerging upper limb prosthetic specialist.
The Impact of Limited Prosthetic Socket Documentation: A Researcher Perspective
TLDR
The concerns, issues and consequences arising from lack of upper and lower limb socket documentation are discussed from a researcher perspective, supported by healthcare professionals and socket fabrication specialists.
Test Rig Design and Preliminarily Assessment for a Transradial Socket
TLDR
This experimental work covers two main tests for assessment the transradial socket at different positions and planes that can predict when dislocation between the socket and residual limb will happen at any weight and plane.
Prosthetic sockets stabilized by alternating areas of tissue compression and release.
TLDR
Three socket designs are introduced: transradial, transfemoral, and transhumeral, which aim to reduce lost motion when the bone is moved with respect to the socket.