Accession Number:

AD0259424

Title:

PROCEDURE FOR THE FABRICATION OF AN EXPANSIBLE PROSTHETIC ARM FOR MEDIUM TO LONG BE STUMPS

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Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY MEDICAL BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH LAB

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A method for the fabrication of a below elbow arm using preformed laminates is described. The method virtually eliminates the use of wet resins in the limb shop fabrication of arms for BE amputees with medium to long BE stumps. In the technique conical shaped preformed laminates are fabricated and expanded. They are stored in the expanded form until ready for use at which time they are shrunk back by heat to the desired stump shape. To satisfy the various sizes four preforms have been prepared for inner socket fabrication and three for outer socket preforms. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE