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10 - 13 May 2022

Transfemoral socket design in the US and Germany: What is state of the art?

Congress type icon Satellite-Symposium | Transfemoral , Socket

Transfemoral socket design in the US and Germany: What is state of the art?

In cooperation with The American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists

Dipl.-Ing. Merkur Alimusaj

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg

Technische Orthopädie


Brian Kaluf

Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics, Inc.


Tue, 2020/10/27 16:00 - 17:00 export in calendar


Channel 2


Transfemoral socket design and fit management are challenging, and there appear to be divergent trends among German and US prosthetists regarding brim designs. Research evidence regarding ischial containment and sub-ischial socket designs will be reviewed from biomechanical and patient-centric perspectives. Attendees will also learn standardized impression taking and modifying techniques for both designs from leading clinical experts from the US and Germany.

Title Lecture Info Speaker

Congress Lecture

Trends in transfemoral socket techniques and research evidence in the US

Kaluf, Brian

Congress Lecture

Biomechanical background and issues in TF-Prosthetics

Alimusaj, Merkur

Congress Lecture

NU FlexSIV sub-ischial socket techniques and research results

Caldwell, Ryan

Congress Lecture

Current clinical socket standards in transfemoral prostheses in Germany

Kuhn, Tobias

Congress Lecture

Biomechanical evaluation of brimless versus ischial containment socket designs: do we need a brim?

Bellmann, Malte