Upper Extremity "Open" Sockets
One of the many interesting features of the recent German publication, "Behandlung und Vorsorgung bei Fehlbildungen und Amputationen der oberen Extremitat" -- ("Treatment and Care of Malformations and Amputations of the Upper Extremity") is the variety of socket fit-ing techniques presented by the authors. Apparently the use of sockets which do not completely enclose the stump is more extensive in Germany than in the United States of America.
Illustrations of some of the fitting techniques employed are reprinted from the book with permission of the authors and the publisher.
All photographs and captions are reprinted from "Behandlung und Vorsorgung bei Fehlbildungen und Amputationen der oberen Extremität" by G. Jentschura, E. Marquardt, and E.-M. Rudel. Published by Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart 1963. [Captions translated by Dr. Maurice Schweizer]