All level of prosthetic intervention
Innovative Prosthetic Services
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JPC-OP is a group of professionals and clinicians offering a tailored service to multiple agencies in the field of prosthetic rehabilitation, prosthetic medicolegal services, prosthetic education and training.
The organisation’s objectives are to open the provision of private prosthetics to individuals at their domicile, support the NHS by providing high input targeted service, develop a pool of experienced professionals able to operate independently across the UK as freelance clinicians and Expert Witnesses
Working for you to find your Prosthetic Solutions
When considering socket design there is no absolute but well-established principles. The function of any prosthetic socket is to transmit external forces to the skeleton via the soft tissues. A good socket fit could be defined as a socket that offers its wearer lasting comfort, stability and control of the prosthesis when undertaking all aspects of daily living activities.
The key elements to achieving good socket fit are:
Stump socket interface stability
Accurate socket shape
The fundamental biomechanical principles governing the behaviour of a prosthesis remain the same independent of socket style. The Centre of Mass (COM) position in relation to the Centre of pressure (COP) determine the direction and level of forces interacting between the residual limb and socket wall. Poor alignment will likely cause gait deviation, instability and an increase in energy cost when mobilising. This often results in socket discomfort during ambulation.