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April 9, 1960

Prosthetic Principles—Above Knee Amputations

JAMA. 1960;172(15):1710. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020150134036

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This book presents, in outline form, the fundamental techniques and principles for the proper fabrication and fitting of prostheses for the above-knee amputee. The teaching techniques were coordinated at the University of California in Los Angeles, but many of the basic principles were developed in the Prosthetics Research Project at the University of California in Berkeley and in other research units under the supervision of a committee of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council.

The publication is primarily a teaching manual for progressive prosthetists. It is not a comprehensive textbook, but the material covered is presented in a step-by-step manner with clear and concise illustrations. For physicians who are active in prosthetic clinics, it will be a ready reference for review of above-knee prosthetic principles and should lead to more complete understanding and cooperation with the manufacturing prosthetists in a given area. The effectiveness of the publication for physicians

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