Prosthet Orthot Int 2020 Dec 6;44(6):373-383. Epub 2020 Nov 6.
Department of Clinical and Scientific Affairs, Hanger Clinic, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
In the original edition of , Dr Sidney Fishman identified what he anticipated as foundational educational needs for the emerging field of clinical prosthetics and orthotics. Within the broader construct of the physical sciences, this included mathematics, physics, chemistry, biomechanics, and material sciences. The clinical application of these disciplines to expanding the collective understanding within the field is described, including the biomechanics of able-bodied and prosthetic gait, the material science of socket construction, the physics of suspension and load distribution, and the engineering of prosthetic components to mimic human biomechanics. Read More