Qualitative study of prosthetic liner materials on transtibial amputees’ satisfaction in term of positional pain and discomfort

Nizam, M. A. Mohamed and Abd Razak, Nasrul Anuar and Abu Osman, Noor Azuan and Jaladin, R. A. Mohd (2022) Qualitative study of prosthetic liner materials on transtibial amputees’ satisfaction in term of positional pain and discomfort. In: 6th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2021.

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Objectives: The objective of this study is to find out the relationship of the type of prosthetic liner materials and the usage of the prosthesis on the satisfaction of the transtibial prosthesis user in term of positional pain and discomfort. Patients and Methods: This study included 50 transtibial amputees that using transtibial prosthesis (29 males, 21 females; mean age 55.4 ± 14.7 years; range, 18–78 years). The respondents were required to answer a set of questionnaire regarding the types of liner used, the prosthesis usage, and the positional pain experienced. Results: Based on the result obtain, the most prone area that experienced pain and discomfort is the end of the residual limb for both liners. Which Pelite liner users shows a greater amount over silicone liner users by 18 and 6 respectively. Prosthetist can reduce the discomfort and pain experienced by the user by prescribing softer material as the prosthetic liner. This study gathered that silicone liner users rate their prosthesis higher than Pelite liner user, 18 silicone liner users rate 5 for their prosthesis and only 8 for Pelite liner user. Conclusion: The prosthetic liner materials is one of the factors affecting the satisfaction with prosthesis use which in this study shows that the user prefer silicone liner over Pelite liner. © 2022, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Funders: Universiti Malaya [Grant No: IIRG004B-19SAH]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial limbs; Health; Discomfort; Liner material; Mean ages; Positional pain; Prosthetic liners; Qualitative study; Residual limb; Trans-tibial prosthesis; Transtibial amputees; Users' satisfactions; Silicones
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering Department
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2023 02:08
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 02:08
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/43408

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