The stump and the prosthesis.

  title={The stump and the prosthesis.},
  author={Henry Jesse Day},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={62 2},
  • Henry Jesse Day
  • Published 1980 in
    Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of…
In performing amputations the surgeon must bear in mind the biomechanical and other constraints of the prosthesis likely to be fitted and, so far as possible, should fashion the stump accordingly. The various types of prosthesis and their features are discussed in relation to amputations of the lower and upper limbs at all levels.