Accession Number : AD0769697

Title :   Color Standardization for Laminated Plastic Prosthetic Components.

Descriptive Note : Preliminary study,

Corporate Author : NAVY PROSTHETIC RESEARCH LAB OAKLAND CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Applegate,William ; Asbelle,Charles

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : With increasing frequency, amputee patients object to color mismatches between the prosthetic limbs we provide and the color of their own skin. In this study eight available skin color pigments are used to develop graduated color shades in the form of laminated plastic paddles. The paddles allow relatively exact color matching between the patient's skin and the prosthesis. The patient is asked to join in the color matching process. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*Colors, *Artificial limbs), (*Skin(Anatomy), Colors), Pigments, Plastics

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE