Disability pp 362-365 | Cite as

The Present State of Prosthetic Development in Belgium

  • J. van Rolleghem
  • K. Kabbert
Part of the Strathclyde Bioengineering Seminars book series (KESE)

Abstract

Geriatric patients who have had a Chopart amputation are fitted with a high lacing boot which incorporates a posterior polypropylene shell, covered by the shank, and a rigid sole to resist dorsiflexion moments in late stance. This has the advantage of ease of application without the exertion of undue forces on the stump. Female, and sometimes geriatric, patients are alternatively fitted with a supple leather boot incorporating a polyurethane forefoot of an appropriate density to allow ‘roll over’ on the forefoot. This is a more cosmetic solution.

Keywords

Epoxy Polypropylene Polyurethane 

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© Bioengineering Unit, University of Strathclyde 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. van Rolleghem
  • K. Kabbert

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