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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 11, November 2019 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Design And Development Of Elbow Disarticulation Unit Using Advance Interlocking Mechanism

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Abhilash K P, Puneeth Kumar M V



Amputation, Prosthesis, Disarticulation



Out of all the upper limb disability, the amputation in elbow restrict majority of hand movement which not only challenge for patient for carrying its day to day work such as eating, picking of object etc. In this study, an attempt is made to design and develop interlock mechanism based elbow disarticulation prosthesis in this design the focus is given on the locking mechanism. The available mechanical elbow joints are made up of externally locked which cosmetically not acceptable, it may come in contact with body which will cause tear and load carrying capacity also got deteriorated. In the interlock mechanism based joint , it enables the amputee patient to perform the sound gate motion of the hand moreover it is cosmetically suitable and user friendly, initially cad model of the design is carried out followed by fabrication and present trial the feedback from the patient are incorporated for fine tuning of the design.



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