Ischial Containment Socket

In developed countries, different designs of trans-femoral sockets have been developed ranging from the plug and fit socket → quadrilateral socket → ischial containment → M. A. S. socket → CAD-CAM socket, etc. The most commonly used socket design in developing countries is the traditional quadrilateral socket. This socket succeeded the plug and fit socket which was having poor design configuration and hence poor fitting and subjecting clients to un-tolerable pressure and hence causing significant pain.

Ischial Containment has been shown to have better results especially related to better weight distribution, suspension, and better-coordinated transfer of weight to the distal parts. It is increasingly becoming inevitable that one has to acquire knowledge and skills in fabricating an Ischial Containment socket to elevate the quality of life of trans-femoral amputees.

Course Aim

This course is designed to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills to carry out measurement transfer, cast rectification, design, fabricate and fit an Ischial Containment Socket independently.

Course objectives

To train participants on designing concepts, principles, and methods of ICS and its application to the individual length, shape, and volume of a trans-femoral stump.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Carry out a visual and physical assessment for a trans-femoral amputee
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of measurement transfer of ischial containment negative cast
  3. Design an image of ISC on an ischial containment negative cast viewed from both frontal, transverse, and sagittal plane
  4. Rectify an ischial containment positive cast
  5. Demonstrate the molding/lamination process of an ISC
  6. Fit an ISC
  7. Analyze the fitting of an ISC

Expected competence after taking the course

  1. Acquire knowledge and skills in fabricating an ICS
  2. Assess client’s satisfaction fitted with ICS
  3. Analyze ICS suitability when assembled with single or multi-axis prosthetics knee joints

Credits: 23.7

Instructional methods

The course will be in English and is a Blended Learning Course whereby students will be attending scheduled lectures online and there will be power point presentations, notes of the session, quizzes, and video presentations for a step-by-step demonstration of carrying out specific clinical and practical procedures. The participants will come to the college for the first and last weeks of face-face practical sessions.

Who can apply:

This course is for a Prosthetist/Orthotist working in different Prosthetics & Orthotics Centres/departments within and outside the country. It is also for all those who are working in private centers supported by religious organizations or NGOs. All those who will be eligible for the course must at least have their Desktops or Laptops Computers.

Dates and duration:              TWO MONTHS (2)

Hours:                                    237 Hrs for two months

Place:                                      KCMUCo

Course Fees                           1,412,400/=

This fee includes course material, which will be made available to all participants during presentations of individual sessions. Also it will be used to purchase consumables required for the fabrication of ICS during the two weeks face-face workshop.


This course has been organized by KCMUCo, Department of Prosthetics & Orthotics, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and Umweltzentrum (UWZ)

Coordinator of Short Courses: Ms. A. Menuka


Anatomy & Physiology:         17 Hrs Ms. S. Tinkasimile

Pathology:                                  20 Hrs Ms. A. Menuka

Biomechanics:                          20 Hrs Mrs. E. Kombe

Clinic/Practical Procedures: 40 Hrs Ms. S. Tinkasimile and Ms. H. Mranga. Ms. A. Menuka, Mrs. E. Kombe

Group Presentations/Discussions: 4 Hrs Ms. A. Menuka, Mrs. E. Kombe

Scheduled Time: 20th March 2023 up to 19th May 2023

All applications including CV and application letter should be sent to before (13th February 2023)