Design of prosthetic leg socket from kenaf fibre based composites

M. H. Nurhanisah, N. Saba, Mohammad Jawaid, M. T. Paridah

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Abstract

Prosthetic socket is one of important part as it involved interface or connecting link between stump and prosthetic components. Besides the functionality of socket itself, it also involved satisfaction on patient due to the force distribution and pressure on stump. Selecting the right liner is essential in order to ensure the prosthesis fits well and is comfortable to wear. The quality and comfort of a prosthetic socket and its design can determine the daily extent of period, as the patients can use their artificial limbs and lead as normal life as possible. Technological advancement has led to wider range of modern orthopedic and prosthetic device. Fibre reinforced composites are most widely used for upper-and lower-limb prostheses due to their superior strength and excellent biocompatibility. In this review, the use of fibre reinforced composite materials for prostheses are viewed. This review article intended to present general information regarding the structure and function of type and application for current prosthetic socket design for the benefit of the reader. This paper also discussed the comfort measurement of residual limb on prosthetic socket.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-141
Number of pages15
JournalGreen Energy and Technology
Volume0
Issue number9783319493817
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Comfort measurement
  • Fibre reinforced composites
  • Lower limb
  • Prosthetic socket

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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