This study aimed to provide comfortable artificial
limbs to people with lower-limb amputation.
Currently, the success of an artificial limb’s socket fit
depends on the skill and experience of the prosthetist.
The process is a lot of work, expensive, and based
on artisan techniques. This project tested a pressure
cast technique for producing and fitting sockets in
a developing country. The method reduces skill dependency
and may significantly reduce fitting errors
and patient visits, leading to a dramatic improvement
in the care and outcomes for people with lower-limb
Volume 51 Number 1, 2014
Pages 101 — 110
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