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Systematic review of effects of current transtibial prosthetic socket designs—Part 2: Quantitative outcomes

Mohammad Reza Safari, PhD; Margrit Regula

We analyzed 27 articles to find possible effects of current transtibial prosthetic socket designs on quantitative outcomes. Based on the findings, we highlighted possibilities for future research. A trend shows that vacuum-assisted suction sockets have the best suspension, improve gait symmetry, control residual limb volume fluctuations better, and result in healthier residual limbs than other socket designs. Although hydrostatic sockets may produce more consistent results, there were no differences in biomechanical outcomes when they were compared with patellar tendon bearing or total surface bearing sockets. Future research should be directed toward understanding effects that socket fit alterations have on related biomechanical outcomes. http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.08.0184

Volume 52 Number 5, 2015
   Pages 509 — 526


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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 2: Quantitative outcomes. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(5): 509–26.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.08.0184
ResearcherID: Mohammad Reza Safari, PhD: I-5532-2014; Margrit Regula Meier, PhD: I-5388-2015
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