Total surface bearing below-knee prosthesis: advantages, disadvantages, and clinical implications.

@article{Hachisuka1998TotalSB,
  title={Total surface bearing below-knee prosthesis: advantages, disadvantages, and clinical implications.},
  author={Kenji Hachisuka and K Dozono and Hajime Ogata and Saburo Ohmine and Hideo Shitama and Koichi Shinkoda},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1998},
  volume={79 7},
  pages={783-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the total surface bearing (TSB) prosthesis for below-knee amputee patients and to determine its clinical indications. DESIGN Case series. SETTING University hospital and the Welfare Center for the Disabled. PATIENTS Thirty-two subjects who could walk with the TSB prosthesis and had already used the patellar-tendon bearing (or Kondylen-Bettung Münster) socket. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Subjective assessment of the TSB socket, consisting of an overall rating and… CONTINUE READING