For these prostheses, the socket is either of laminated plastic or a thermoplastic, and the construction is usually modular that is, pylon, or endoskeletal, because this type of construction results in a relatively lightweight prosthesis.
The hemipelvectomy prosthesis presents an added problem to the prosthetist because there is no ichial bone present to aid in weight bearing.
All of the instructions given about use of the above-knee prosthesis apply equally to the hip-disarticulation and hemipelvectomy prostheses.
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