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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.


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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Residual limb volume fluctuation and sweating in the NU-FlexSIV Socket were not an issue for 4 subjects (P02, P03, P08, P09); while 3 subjects (P05, P06, P11) commented that volume fluctuation affected socket fit.
The study by Desmond and MacLachlan [36] showed that compared to pain-free amputees, anxiety levels were higher in long-term amputees with chronic PLP or residual limb pain.
An elastic compression sock (shrinker) is another option to reduce residual limb edema and can help shape the limb for possible prosthesis fitting (Rossbach, 2017; Virani et al., 2015).
* The preparatory (temporary) socket need to be adjusted several times as the volume of residual limb stabilizes.
There can be two types of attaching ends which are connecting prosthesis to residual limb and attaching adaptive foot prosthesis to transtibial prosthesis of the transfemoral prosthesis.
This air flow can provide the means for expelling perspiration into an exterior reservoir and may also provide evaporative cooling of the residual limb.
A finite element analysis of the load transfer between an above-knee residual limb and its prosthetic socket-roles of interface friction and distalend boundary conditions.
Rule 2: More specifically, for AKA and BKA (most common types of amputation), the appropriate residual limb length is: for an AKA, between the middle and distal one third of the thigh (at least 5.5 in.
Individuals considered for transplant candidacy underwent extensive preoperative radiologic evaluation; all began with conventional digital radiography of the residual limb to evaluate bone integrity and the length of the remaining long bones.
This goal will be achieved by combining microtechnology and material science and will allow, on one side, recording of the motor-related signals governing the actions of the amputated hand/arm for the motion control of a mechanical prosthesis, and on the other providing sensory feedback from tactile and kinesthetic sensors through neuromorphic stimulation of the adequate afferent pathway within the residual limb.
"Six months after receiving my prosthetic, I needed surgery on my residual limb. Then in August of 2013, I had a revision done.
Once again, you may need to lower the LD value of the images at the beginning and end of the image series to eliminate any residual limb artifacts.