Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development (JRRD)

Quick Links

  • Health Programs
  • Protect your health
  • Learn more: A-Z Health
Veterans Crisis Line Badge
 
At a Glance

Residual limb skin temperature and thermal comfort in people with amputation during activity in a cold environment

Ava D. Segal, MS; Glen K. Klute, PhD

Understanding how activity in realistic extreme ambient environments affects residual-limb skin temperature and perceived thermal comfort may lead to improved prosthetic systems for Veterans with lower-limb amputation. We demonstrated that current prosthetic limb-socket systems insulate the residual limb even in an environment at or below freezing temperatures.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.03.0053

Volume 53 Number 5, 2016
   Pages 619 — 628


View HTML ¦ View PDF ¦ Contents Vol. 53, No.5

This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Segal AD, Klute GK. Residual limb skin temperature and thermal comfort in people with amputation during activity in a cold environment. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(5):619–28.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.03.0053
iThenticateCrossref

Go to TOP

VHA

Last Reviewed or Updated Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:40 AM

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional