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Registering a methodology for imaging and analysis of residual-limb shape after transtibial amputation

Alexander S. Dickinson, PhD, et al.

Prosthetic rehabilitation following lower-limb amputation depends upon a safe, comfortable socketresiduum interface, particularly for Veterans attempting early, high-intensity rehabilitation with complex residuums. Current practice predominantly utilizes subjective, iterative prosthetic socket fitting, often requiring several clinic visits. We propose an objective methodology for residuum shape scanning and high-resolution, automated analysis. Accuracy was demonstrated for three scanners using a 3-D printed ???analog??? residual limb. Repeatability was demonstrated by inter- and intraobserver comparison of scans from 20 residuum casts. This methodology will allow prosthetists and clinical researchers to establish quantitative, objective, multipatient datasets, enabling long-term follow-up and interpatient outcome comparison for decision support.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0272

Volume 53 Number 2, 2016
   Pages 207 — 218


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Dickinson AS, Steer JW, Woods CJ, Worsley PR. Registering a methodology for imaging and analysis of residual-limb shape after transtibial amputation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(2):207–18.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.10.0272
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