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Prediction of Skeletal Medial–Lateral for transfemoral ischial containment sockets

Michael P. Dillon, PhD, et al.

Accurate measurement of the pelvis and residual limb is important for a well-fitting and comfortable transfemoral prosthetic socket. Some pelvic measures are intrusive and unreliable. This research describes a model to predict a key dimension of the pelvis, the Skeletal Medial-Lateral (ML). Using simple and nonintrusive measurements such as sex, weight, and distance between the hip joints, it is possible to predict the Skeletal ML with a high degree of accuracy. Errors with the prediction are small enough that they could be easily fixed during fitting of a test socket.

Volume 53 Number 2, 2016
   Pages 253 — 262

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Dillon MP, Fernandez RG, Erbas B, Briggs C, Quigley M. Prediction of Skeletal Medial-Lateral for transfemoral ischial containment sockets. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(2):253–62.
ORCID: Michael P. Dillon, PhD: 0000-0003-3614-7787; Richard G. D. Fernandez, BSc(Hons): 0000-0002-2087-8633; Matthew Quigley, MCPO(Hons): 0000-0002-5871-8993

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