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1. one of the paired appendages of the body used in locomotion and grasping; see arm and leg. Called also member, membrum, and extremity.
2. a structure or part resembling an arm or leg.
anacrotic limb ascending limb (def. 2).
artificial limb a replacement for a missing limb; see also prosthesis.
ascending limb
1. the distal part of Henle's loop.
2. the ascending portion of an arterial pulse tracing; called also anacrotic limb.
catacrotic limb descending limb (def. 2).
descending limb
1. the proximal part of Henle's loop.
2. the descending portion of an arterial pulse tracing; called also catacrotic limb.
lower limb the limb of the body extending from the gluteal region to the foot; it is specialized for weight-bearing and locomotion. See also leg.
pectoral limb the arm (upper limb), or a homologous part.
pelvic limb the leg (lower limb), or a homologous part.
phantom limb the sensation, after amputation of a limb, that the absent part is still present; there may also be paresthesias, transient aches, and intermittent or continuous pain perceived as originating in the absent limb.
residual limb stump.
thoracic limb pectoral limb.
upper limb the limb of the body extending from the deltoid region to the hand; it is specialized for functions requiring great mobility, such as grasping and manipulating. See also arm.

residual limb

the portion of a limb remaining after an amputation.


1. An arm or leg.
2. An extremity.
3. A limblike extension of a structure.

anacrotic limb

The ascending portion of the pulse wave.

anterior limb of internal capsule

The lenticulocaudate portion that lies between the lenticular and caudate nuclei.

ascending limb of renal tubule

The portion of the tubule between the bend in the Henle loop and the distal convoluted tubule.

catacrotic limb

The descending portion of the pulse wave.

descending limb of renal tubule

The portion of the tubule between the proximal convoluted tubule and the bend in the Henle loop.

pectoral limb

The upper extremity.

pelvic limb

The lower extremity.

phantom limb

See: phantom sensation

residual limb


thoracic limb

The upper extremity.
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Prior to prosthetic receipt, patients typically participate in preprosthetic rehabilitation to help manage their residual limb and improve range of motion, strength, balance, and overall mobility and independence in daily activities.
The planned project will result in development of a small implantable device that can be comfortably placed within the residual limb of an amputee.
The location of the surgical closure scar in traumatic amputations has been commonly dictated by the initial injury and the attempt to retain as much residual limb length as possible.
To ensure a good fit we can take a plaster of Paris wrap of the residual limb and build a socket from this, or use computer software that captures the information, and converting it to a three dimensional image.
A number of avoidance behaviors are often used to suppress negative emotions and thoughts, such as avoiding visual contact with the residual limb, neglecting self-care needs of residual limb, and concealing the residual limb from others.
Just as the skin and soft tissue on the bottom of your foot are molded and shaped in a snug pair of shoes, the shape of the residual limb changes while compressed in a prosthesis.
Therefore, the efficiency of this coupling depends on minimal movement between the residual limb and the prosthesis (i.
patterns in the residual limb and phantom limb pain: An initial
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), allowing it to commence a pilot clinical trial to evaluate the Company's patented high frequency Electrical Nerve Block[TM] technology for use in acute treatment of pain in the residual limb of amputees.
Loads are transferred from the socket to the lower-limb skeleton via the residual limb soft tissue.
Transfemoral Amputations: The Trauma Effect of Residual Limb Length and Orientation on Gait Analysis Outcome Measures
While sutures remain to close the residual limb wounds, patients use crutches to bear partial weight on the involved leg.