The Evolution of Upper Limb Prosthetic Socket Design

  title={The Evolution of Upper Limb Prosthetic Socket Design},
  author={Christopher Lake},
  journal={JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics},
  • Christopher Lake
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Medicine
  • JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Well thought out socket designs and careful consideration of residual limb presentation set the stage for patient success—maximizing range of motion, providing stability throughout daily activities, and comfortably distributing the forces exerted on the residual limb during movement and suspension. In contrast, poor socket design will often drive people to abandon the prosthesis because many patients have an intact arm or hand. The foundation for all prosthetic procedures is a well designed and… 
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