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Prosthetic limb sockets from plant-based composite materials.

Authors
  • Campbell, Andrew I
  • Sexton, Sandra
  • Schaschke, Carl J
  • Kinsman, Harry
  • McLaughlin, Brian
  • Boyle, Martin
Type
Published Article
Journal
Prosthetics and orthotics international
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2012
Volume
36
Issue
2
Pages
181–189
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0309364611434568
PMID: 22307862
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Using readily sourced and renewable natural fibres and a low-volatile bio-resin has potential to reduce harm to those involved in the manufacture of artificial limb sockets, without compromising socket strength and benefitting clinicians working in poorer countries where safety equipment is scarce. Such composite materials will reduce environmental impact.

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