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Types of prosthesis funnels used after lower limb thigh amputation

Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz, Żanna Fiodorenko-Dumas
Chirurgia Polska 2013;15(1):66-71.

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Vol 15, No 1 (2013)
Review articles
Published online: 2014-01-08

Abstract

For person with lower-limb amputation a prosthesis funnel is the most important element of each thigh prosthesis. While using the prosthesis, the stump inserted in the funnel is exposed to sores and wounds, and also to the feeling of pain and discomfort caused by constant pressure on one spot on the stump. The shape of the funnel determines the possibility of wearing the prosthesis, of gaining the efficient and aesthetic gait and the comfort of using it. In the paper the advantages and disadvantages of the prosthesis funnel were described: quadrangular, oval NML and MAS.

Abstract

For person with lower-limb amputation a prosthesis funnel is the most important element of each thigh prosthesis. While using the prosthesis, the stump inserted in the funnel is exposed to sores and wounds, and also to the feeling of pain and discomfort caused by constant pressure on one spot on the stump. The shape of the funnel determines the possibility of wearing the prosthesis, of gaining the efficient and aesthetic gait and the comfort of using it. In the paper the advantages and disadvantages of the prosthesis funnel were described: quadrangular, oval NML and MAS.

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Keywords

thigh amputation, stump, prosthesis funnels

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Title

Types of prosthesis funnels used after lower limb thigh amputation

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 15, No 1 (2013)

Pages

66-71

Published online

2014-01-08

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2013;15(1):66-71.

Keywords

thigh amputation
stump
prosthesis funnels

Authors

Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz
Żanna Fiodorenko-Dumas

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