According to the PTB principles introduced by Radcliff, the residual limb
is loaded proportionally based on gait biomechanics and soft tissue "pressure tolerance limits" .
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 .
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].
Phantom pain, residual limb
pain, and back pain in amputees.
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.