Transtibial prosthetic suspension: less pistoning versus easy donning and doffing

Gholizadeh, H. and Abu Osman, Noor Azuan and Eshraghi, A. and Ali, S. and Sævarsson, S.K. and Wan Abas, Wan Abu Bakar and Pirouzi, G.H. (2012) Transtibial prosthetic suspension: less pistoning versus easy donning and doffing. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 49 (9). pp. 1321-1330. ISSN 0748-7711 , DOI

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Poor suspension increases slippage of the residual limb inside the socket during ambulation. The main purpose of this article is to evaluate the pistoning at the prosthetic liner-socket interface during gait and assess patients' satisfaction with two different liners. Two prostheses with seal-in and lock-ing liners were fabricated for each of the 10 subjects with transtibial amputation. The Vicon motion system was used to measure the pistoning during gait. The subjects were also asked to complete a Prosthesis Evaluation Questionnaire. The results revealed higher pistoning inside the socket during gait with the locking liner than with the seal-in liner (p < 0.05). The overall satisfaction with the locking liner was higher (p < 0.05) because of the relative ease with which the patients could don and doff the device. As such, pistoning may not be the main factor that determines patients' overall satisfaction with the prosthesis and other factors may also contribute to comfort and satisfaction with prostheses. The article also verifies the feasi-bility of the Vicon motion system for measuring pistoning dur-ing gait.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Gholizadeh, Hossein Abu Osman, Noor Azuan Eshraghi, Arezoo Ali, Sadeeq Saevarsson, Stefan Karl Wan Abas, Wan Abu Bakar Pirouzi, Gholam Hossein eng Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't 2013/02/15 06:00 J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012 Dec;49(9):1321-30.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amputation, Gait, Iceross, Lower-limb amputation, Motion analysis, Pistoning, Satisfaction, Suction, Suspension, Transtibial prosthesis, Lower-limb amputations, Human rehabilitation equipment, Research, Suspensions (fluids), Artificial limbs, adult, aged, article, below knee amputation, below knee prosthesis, biomechanics, clinical article, human, motion analysis system, patient satisfaction, priority journal, Prosthesis Evaluation Questionnaire, prosthesis material, prosthetic liner, prosthetic socket pistoning, questionnaire, transtibial prosthetic suspension system, Amputation Stumps, Humans, Leg, Middle Aged, Prosthesis Design, Questionnaires, Stress, Mechanical, Tibia, Walking, Young Adult.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 02:31
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 08:12

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