Transfemoral socket design and suspension options

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The transfemoral socket is the interface between the patient's residual limb and the remaining prosthesis. Whether the patient uses a technologically advanced knee mechanism and foot or a single axis, constant friction knee and solid ankle cushioned heel, no other prosthetic component is as crucial in assuring a comfortable and well-functioning prosthesis as the socket. This article discusses the rationale of quadrilateral and ischial containment socket designs and reviews suspension options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-583
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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