This study evaluates how prosthetic gel liners worn between the residual limb and the prosthetic socket can affect persons with below-knee amputations. Each subject wore both a thin and a thick gel liner and walked at a comfortable speed. Forces and pressures were recorded during walking, and the two liners were compared. The force under the foot dur- ing loading was slightly increased with the thicker liner, but lower pressure was found at one high-pressure area on the residual limb with the thicker liner. Many subjects found the thicker liner more comfortable to wear, especially people with bony residual limbs.
Volume 49 Number 2, 2012
Pages 227 — 240
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