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limb

1
1. an arm or leg, or the analogous part on an animal, such as a wing
2. any of the main branches of a tree

limb

2
1. the edge of the apparent disc of the sun, a moon, or a planet
2. Botany
a. the expanded upper part of a bell-shaped corolla
b. the expanded part of a leaf, petal, or sepal
3. either of the two halves of a bow
4. either of the sides of a geological fold

limb

(lim) The apparent edge of the Sun, Moon, or a planet, or any other celestial body with a detectable disk.

Limb

 

a flat metal ring divided by lines into equal parts of circumference (for example, degrees or minutes). It is the most important part of instruments used in measuring angles (in astronomy, geodesy, physics, and so on); it gives a reading of the magnitude of the angle. The scale units of a limb are read by means of a vernier or a micrometric microscope.

limb

[limb]
(anatomy)
An extremity or appendage used for locomotion or prehension, such as an arm or a leg.
(astronomy)
The circular outer edge of a celestial body; the half with the greater altitude is called the upper limb, and the half with the lesser altitude, the lower limb.
(botany)
A large primary tree branch.
(design engineering)
The graduated margin of an arc or circle in an instrument for measuring angles, as that part of a marine sextant carrying the altitude scale.
The graduated staff of a leveling rod.
(geology)
One of the two sections of an anticline or syncline on either side of the axis. Also known as flank.
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According to the PTB principles introduced by Radcliff, the residual limb is loaded proportionally based on gait biomechanics and soft tissue "pressure tolerance limits" [7].
The categories for quantitative outcomes include (1) gait parameters, (2) weight-bearing capability, (3) interface normal and shear stresses, (4) residual limb and socket movement, (5) residual limb volume control, (6) wound healing, (7) energy cost of walking, (8) muscle activity, and (9) time and cost of socket manufacturing.
The first-stage surgery involved debulking the soft tissue of the residual limb and optimizing burn surfaces and scars.
Intradermal botulinum toxin type A iniection effectively reduces residual limb hyperhidrosis in amputees: A case series.
As the socket translates laterally with respect to the residual limb, the proximal-medial brim of the socket impinges on the soft tissue of the groin, causing discomfort [3-4].
This allowed for calculation of the angular displacement between the residual limb in the prosthesis because the distal residuum pivots around the location of the prosthetic lock and the knee marker is directly over the anatomical knee joint [34].
Out of the 13 TTA subjects, 12 indicated on the PEQ that they experienced some pain in their residual limb and 9 experienced some pain in their back.
Accurate measurement of the residual limb volume is important to determine the right moment for definitive prosthetic fitting [8-9].
Skin care of the residual limb is of great importance in that any skin irritation could endanger load bearing and prosthesis use in spite of appropriate socket fit [15,19-20].
Neuros is currently conducting a pivotal investigational device exemption clinical study to evaluate its patented Altius System High Frequency Nerve Block technology for the management of post-amputation pain (including post-amputation pain, phantom limb-pain, residual limb pain, and stump pain).
Some of the other qualifying conditions besides the list above include AIDS/HIV, Fibrous Dysplasia, Glaucoma, Lupus, residual limb pain and more.