limb

(redirected from residual limb)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Medial-lateral digital fluoroscopy (Dynamic Motion X-ray system, VF-Works, Inc, Palm Harbor, FL) of the residual limb within the socket was recorded before and after level walking on a treadmill for 10 minutes at a standardized speed based on leg length.
Taken together, these studies suggest that the association between pain and depression might be weaker in PLP than in other chronic pain conditions, including residual limb pain.
Antibiotics are administered prophylactically, and daily dressing changes to the residual limb are performed using aseptic technique, with type of dressing determined by physician order (Ertl, 2016; Gulanick & Myers, 2014; Virani et al., 2015).
* It protects the residual limb and appropriately transmit the forces associated with standing and ambulation.
The hardware construction of adaptive foot prostheses can be classified into several categories which are classified upon actuation method, DoF, and types of actuators, based on power transmission method, energy regeneration method, and attaching method to the residual limb or transtibial prosthesis and so forth.
Webber and Davis incorporated a helical channel in the socket wall to cool the residual limb [15].
"It works from electrodes which are positioned on the surface of his skin within the socket of his prosthesis, so this is the custom-made part which is fitted on to his residual limb. When he tenses those muscles, the electrodes open and close the hand.
This highly advanced prosthetics uses the existing muscles in Salwa's residual limb to control its functions, even the fingers.
Petersburg, Fla., in 1994 and quickly became an international industry leader in designing and manufacturing prosthetic liners, the gel suspension and cushioning interface between a prosthesis and the residual limb. The company, which operates two St.
Finite element modeling of the contact interface between trans-tibial residual limb and prosthetic socket.
* Tiny sensors the size of a grain of rice are implanted into the residual limb of an amputee, targeting the very muscles that would control movement