Friday, April 27, 2007

Prosthetics Socks And Linear

About the Author:

Jack E. Uellendahl, CPO, has over 25 years of experience in prosthetics. He is currently a clinical specialist in prosthetics for Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc.


If I were to ask a room full of amputees what the most important feature of their prosthesis is, I am certain that comfort would be high on the list of responses. Without comfort, the most technologically sophisticated components become useless. At the most basic level, comfort within a prosthetic socket is achieved by good pressure distribution and the management of friction (shear) forces. Prosthetic socks and liners are the interface materials in contact with the residual limb and are integral to the comfort of the prosthesis.

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