Simulation of internal mechanical conditions in the lower limb donned in a transtibial prosthetic socket
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This paper investigates the internal mechanical conditions in a transtibial cross-section while in contact with a prosthetic socket. The nite element model considers the nonlinear behaviors of individual soft tissues instead of lumping them together. The contact problem is solved between socket and limb while taking the friction into consideration to determine the contact forces and resultant internal stress-strain in the limb. Simulation results are presented for three dierent socket designs; total contact, total surface-bearing and hydrostatic sockets. Inuence of higher blood pressure on internal mechanical conditions is also explored.
Prosthetic socket, internal mechanical conditions, transtibial socket, interface pressure, stress distribution
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124567OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124567DiVA: diva2:900217