Patient-Specific Modeling of Subjects with a Lower Limb Amputation

Sigal Portnoy*, Amit Gefen

*Corresponding author for this work

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The rehabilitation outcomes following lower limb amputation depend on decision-making in the surgery room and in optimal fitting of the prosthetic components. Presently, the surgical and rehabilitation processes are performed according to general guidelines and on the experience of the surgeon/prosthetist. Patient-specific models of the residual limb and its interaction with the prosthetic socket have been created for the last two decades for research purposes. However, no modeling technique has yet to be integrated with the clinical community, as a tool for surgical and rehabilitative decision-making. In this chapter, we will review the main advancements in patient-specific modeling of the lower limb residuum over the last decades and discuss its potential use as both a tool for clinicians and as a patient-specific monitor aimed to prevent injury to the residuum.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameStudies in Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
ISSN (Print)1868-2006
ISSN (Electronic)1868-2014


  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • Plaster Cast
  • Residual Limb
  • Selective Laser Sinter


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