Fig. 38. Comparison of split socket and Munster-type fitting of short below-elbow case. A, Split socket and step-up hinge provides 140 deg. of forearm flexion; B, Munster-type fitting permits less forearm flexion but enables the amputee to carry considerably greater weight with flexed prosthesis unsupported by harness. Courtesy New York University College of Engineering Prosthetic and Orthotic Research.

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