Artificial Legs    

         
  Steps in Making Artificial Legs

3. How to make a mold of stump
A mold of stump is an important part of an artificial limb, as a good mold of stump helps the amputee to walk comfortably without the pain accompanying the artificial leg. Here are some steps in making a mold of stump limb.

 

3.1 Dip a bandage plaster of Paris that have been prepared in water.

3.2 Tie a bandage plaster of Paris on the part of the leg which was amputated up to the bone join (knee-joint or thigh-joint).

3.3 Find a spot to form a hollow on the a bandage plaster of Paris in (3.2) by pressing the spot with a thumb. This is to form a knob so that the limb won't rotate while being worn.

3.4 Carefully remove the a bandage plaster of Paris from the leg of the amputee. Be careful not to deform the a bandage plaster of Paris. Leave it until dry and hard.

3.5 Pour the plaster, in liquid form, into the block. Leave it until dry.

3.6 Remove a bandage plaster of Paris out of the plaster in (3.5) and you will get the mold of stump which is similar to the shape of the amputee's leg. The removed a bandage plaster of Paris can be reused.
   
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