Requirements for an Innovative Contemporary Socket Design in Transfemoral Prosthetics
More than 20% of people living with the loss of a limb have been amputated above the knee. An uncomfortable socket is considered the most common complaint of prosthesis wearers. That makes adapting the socket bedding to the respective needs the most important requirement. Biomechanical influences also play an important role. They need to be compensated and handled by an appropriate prosthetic socket so the user obtains the best possible control of the prosthesis. Participants learn about the characteristics of soft tissue conditioning as well as important measures for implementing successful prosthetic socket technology.