Spiral sockets for varied sorts of stumps in transhumeral amputees: a case collection.
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2018 Feb 07;:
Authors: Shimizu Y, Mutsuzaki H, Torishima H, Yoshikawa Okay, Katane D, Takeuchi R, Mataki Y, Tokeji Okay, Wadano Y
BACKGROUND: Becoming a stump prosthesis is troublesome in transhumeral amputees due to the stump’s conical type. Shoulder harnesses for suspension may cause neck and shoulder ache. We developed a novel spiral socket transhumeral prosthesis to beat these difficulties. We investigated its security and results in transhumeral amputees.
CASE REPORT: 5 transhumeral amputees with a imply age of 50.eight ± 23.eight (vary, 19-75 years) have been fitted with the spiral socket between April 2013 and February 2017. Spiral sockets can adapt to adjustments within the form of the stump, even in early levels when stump form can change. It may well additionally adapt to an hourglass-shaped stump.
CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The novel spiral socket transhumeral prosthesis could be helpful for socket-stump adaptation at varied levels after amputation. It could even be used for irregularly formed stumps and may presumably stop secondary issues, together with neck and shoulder ache and pores and skin issues.
PMID: 29422484 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]