Here we hope to shed some light on any mysterious terminology specific to the field of prosthetics. As always, if you have any unanswered questions, don't hesitate to ask our team.
Close to the body
Away from the body
Position of prosthetic socket in relation to foot and knee.
The loss or absence of all or part of a limb.
A wasting of tissues; the decrease in the size of a normally developed extremity or organ
The art and science of prosthetic restoration for the eye, face, and other parts of the human body
Condition present at birth, when all or part of a limb fails to develop normally.
Relating to the opposite side
A shortening of muscle and tendons, which causes a deformity or subnormal range of movement of a joint
Check Socket / Test Socket:
A trial socket, often transparent, made to evaluate comfort and fit prior to final (definitive) prosthesis design.
A plastic foam or rubber material, laminate or stocking that gives a prosthetic device a more natural appearance.