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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
- Above knee (transfemoral)
- Below knee (transtibial)
- Computer aided design, computer aided manufacture. In
prosthetics, a method of producing and modifying prosthetic models and sockets.
- cadence response
- A type of prosthetic knee control which varies
automatically with walking speed -- usually achieved with hydraulic or pneumatic knee
- Contoured Adducted Trochanteric - Controlled Alignment
Method. An ischial-containment above-knee socket design defined by John Sabolich, CPO.
- amputation through an anatomical joint (ankle, knee, hip,
- (adj.)--prosthetic construction utilizing internal hardware
and a soft foam cosmetic cover.
- (adj.)--posthetic construction with an outer hard
"skin" (plastic, wood or metal) as the structural component.
- An acronym for Icelandic roll-on silicone socket. An
interface and suspension device applicable to many below-knee, above-knee, below-elbow,
and above-elbow prostheses.
- Ischial-containment socket
- An above-knee socket design which places the ischial
tuberosity within the socket.
- Narrow M-L
- An above-knee socket design which fits snugly against the
femur and the ischial tuberosity to achieve socket stability. A term often used
interchangeably with "ischial containment."
- (n.)--an artificial replacement for a body part, either
external or internal (pl: prostheses)
- (adj.)--dealing with or relating to a prosthesis or
prostheses (e.g., "prosthetic" device)
- (n., collective)--the discipline dealing with prostheses or
- --a professional who designs and fits external prosthetic
- Patellar-tendon-bearing. A below-knee socket design which
achieves significant weight-bearing on the patellar tendon, just below the knee cap. An
essential component of most below-knee designs since the 1950's, but losing some
popularity to "total-surface-bearing" approaches.
- Quadrilateral socket
- A somewhat "square" above-knee socket design
intended to resemble the cross-sectional shape of the thigh musculature, with a flat
"seat" to support the ischial tuberosity. This concept has been largely replaced
by ischial-containment designs.
- SACH (foot)
- Solid Ankle-Cushion Heel. A simple, non-jointed foot which
achieves its action by compression of a rubber cushion at heel strike, followed by
progression to a solid midfoot and a rubber toe.
- Total contact
- An essential component of most prosthetic fittings,
requiring contact between the limb and the prosthetic socket at all points, though not
necessarily with uniform pressure.
- TSB (Total surface bearing)
- A total contact fitting approach which attempts to achieve
a uniform distribution of weight-bearing forces, usually with tissue compression.
Glossary of Terms courtesy of
Martin, CPO, serving the historic Charleston, South Carolina community.
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