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Prevalence of heat and perspiration discomfort inside prostheses: Literature review

Kamiar Ghoseiri, PhD Candidate; Mohammad
Reza Safari, PhD

The socket is the main component of a prosthesis that, by connecting the prosthesis to the residual limb, transfers loads and motions. Socket comfort could directly affect the function of a person with amputation. Due to heat and perspiration inside the socket barrier, the environment is commonly hot and moist. This situation causes thermal discomfort and prevents prosthesis use, especially in warm climates and during long activities. Skin irritations, ulcers, infections, and unpleasant odors are consequences of this thermal environment. The existence of this problem limits activities in people with amputation and causes discomfort and dissatisfaction with prosthesis use.

Volume 51 Number 6, 2014
   Pages 855 — 868

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Ghoseiri K, Safari MR. Prevalence of heat and perspiration discomfort inside prostheses: Literature review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(6):855–68.
ResearcherID/ORCID: Kamiar Ghoseiri, PhD Candidate: I-7612-2012; Mohammad Reza Safari, PhD: I-5532-2014

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