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How does adding and removing liquid from socket bladders affect residual-limb fluid volume?

Joan E. Sanders, PhD, et al.

Adding and removing liquid from socket bladders is a means for people with limb loss to accommodate residual-limb volume change. Research subjects with transtibial amputation used their regular prosthetic socket fitted with liquid-filled bladders on the inside socket surface. When bladder liquid was added, most subjects experienced residual-limb fluid volume loss. When the bladder liquid was removed, most subjects did not recover that fluid volume. Care should be taken when implementing adjustablesocket technologies in people with limb amputation. Reducing socket volume may accentuate residuallimb fluid volume loss.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0121

Volume 50 Number 6, 2013
   Pages 845 — 860


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Sanders JE, Cagle JC, Harrison DS, Myers TR, Allyn KJ. How does adding and removing liquid from socket bladders affect residual-limb fluid volume? J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(6):845–60.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.06.0121
ResearcherID/ORCID: Joan E. Sanders, PhD: E-8204-2011
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