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Transtibial prosthetic suspension: Less pistoning versus easy donning and doffing

Hossein Gholizadeh, MEngSc, et al.

Figure 1. Transtibial suspension systems: (a) Seal-In X5 liner (Össur; Reykjavik, Iceland) with transparent socket and valve and (b) Dermo liner (Össur) with transparent socket and shuttle lock.

A prosthetic leg should be securely attached to the limb so that the user feels it as part of his or her own body. Different methods have been used to evaluate the pistoning movement of the residual limb inside the socket. The majority of existing research is based on pistoning measurement in quiet standing rather than walking. We introduce a new technique for evaluating prosthetic suspension during walking using a motion analysis system. This study revealed that other factors such as donning and doffing might be more clinically significant in a person with amputation’s satisfaction than pistoning once a reasonable level of pistoning is reached.

Volume 49 Number 9, 2012
   Pages 1321 — 1330

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Gholizadeh H, Abu Osman NA, Eshraghi A, Ali S, Sævarsson SK, Wan Abas WA, Pirouzi GH. Transtibial prosthetic suspension: Less pistoning versus easy donning and doffing. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(9):1321–30.
ResearcherID: Hossein Gholizadeh, MEngSc: G-4838-2012; Noor A. Abu Osman, PhD: B-9265-2010; Arezoo Eshraghi, PhD: A-4405-2011

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