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Systematic review of effects of current transtibial prosthetic socket designs—Part 1: Qualitative outcomes

Mohammad Reza Safari, PhD; Magrit Regula Meier, PhD

The prosthetic socket remains the number one priority for persons with lower-limb amputation because a user’s comfort depends on the socket fit. This review analyzes the effect of current prosthetic socket designs, focusing on patient-reported outcomes measures, with the aim to provide a basis for socket prescription. Results from the 19 included studies show that total surface bearing sockets can provide greater activity level and prosthesis satisfaction for younger and/or more active persons with amputation and those with a traumatic cause of amputation, a result that is of particular interest to Veterans. However, the type of socket liner used influences the results considerably.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.08.0183

Volume 52 Number 5, 2015
   Pages 491 — 508


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Safari MR, Meier MR. Systematic review of effects of current transtibial prosthetic socket designs—Part 1: Qualitative outcomes. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(5): 491–508.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.08.0183
ResearcherID: Mohammad Reza Safari, PhD: I-5532-2014; Margrit Regula Meier, PhD: I-5388-2015
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In order to achieve a TSB socket with a silicone liner, the prosthetist in the reported study fabricated a soft inner socket by laminating a silicone resin over the positive plaster model of the residual limb.
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A pin lock silicone liner with a distal stabilizing matrix, with or without a covering fabric. Stabilizing matrix is stated to minimize pistoning.

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