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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants

From: Evaluation of new suspension system for limb prosthetics

Subject no. Age Height (cm) Mass (kg) Level of amputation Cause of amputation Time since amputation Stump length (cm) Mobility grade Stump appearance and problem with own prosthesis
1 39 170 65 TT Trauma 5 14 K4 Bony and conical in shape. The bony end of the residual limb was painful during the swing phase of gait. He was using pin/lock system prior to the study.
2 23 167 82 TT Trauma 3 15 K3 Cylindrical in shape. He was using PTB socket with Pelite (soft liner). He encountered numerous problems with prosthesis, such as pain, wound at the end of his stump and too much movement (pistoning) within the socket. Most of the weight was centralized at the end of the socket.
3 51 172 67 TT Trauma 5 14 K3 Bony and conical in shape. The bony end of the residual limb and fibular head were painful during the swing phase of gait and while wearing the prosthesis. He was using pin/lock system prior to the study.
4 40 180 95 TT Diabetes 7 16 K2 Cylindrical in shape. He was using pin/lock system prior to the study. He encountered difficulties in aligning the pin during wearing the prosthesis. He experienced a disorder in his left hand.
5 75 182 75 TT Diabetes 8 13 K2 Bony and conical in shape. The bony end of the residual limb was painful during the swing phase of gait. He was using pin/lock system prior to the study.
6 45 185 84 TT Trauma 26 12 K3 Short stump. He was using PTB socket with Pelite (soft liner). He had pain at the end of stump and too much movement (pistoning) within the socket. Most of his weight was centralized at the end of the socket.
7 41 173 95 TT Trauma 5 14 K3 Cylindrical in shape. He was using pin/lock system prior to the study. He did not have any problem with his prosthesis.
8 34 175 78 TT Trauma 10 28 K3 Cylindrical in shape. He did not feel any pain at the stump. He was using pin/lock system prior to the study.
9 32 163 72 TT Trauma 18 25 K2 Conical in shape. Bony prominence was evident at the end of his stump. He did not feel any pain at the stump. He was using pin/lock system prior to the study.
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