Volume 51 Number 8, 2014
Pages 1217 — 1228
Little research describes which design features
of a transfemoral socket (e.g. ischial containment
[IC] and medial tissue loading) are important for
coronal plane stability, socket comfort, and gait.
The results of our pilot randomized crossover study
suggest that medial tissue loading contributes little
to coronal plane stability and comfort in a well-fitted
IC socket and are consistent with classic theory describing the importance of soft tissue loading
along the proximal-medial aspect of the residual
limb in sockets without IC.
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