This is a tight compression sock that can be used after amputation surgery, or at night, to help shrink and shape your residual limb. It reduces swelling and promotes healthy healing in your limb.
This is the most critical part of the prosthesis. We do a casting and test socket fittings to be able to create you a custom socket. This socket must be created to fit snugly on your residual limb and is the base of the whole prosthesis.
The suspension sleeve connects over top of the socket and is rolled up the user’s thigh. This is used for a suction and elevated vacuum suspension system as they create an airtight seal between the sleeve, the socket and your residual limb. The selection of these vary depending on the user’s wants and needs.
Socks come in several thicknesses and are worn above the liner if necessary. The size of your residual limb can fluctuate day to day due to many factors including muscle atrophy, changes in body weight or changes in fluids in your limb just to name a few. In order to maintain an even, comfortable fit it may be necessary to add socks to accommodate these changes.
Many wearers elect to have a custom shaped foam cover wrapped around the metal pylon to help protect the components and give a more natural look to their prosthesis. Our techs have the ability to use a nylon skin over the cover that will closely match your current skin texture and your non- prosthetic limb.
With modifications to your prosthesis we can create a leg that is suitable to use in and around water. Certain water resistant components may be used for your prostheses or a special sealer can be put on when creating the skin and cover. This is great for use in the shower or for water related activities.
Depending on the activities you are planning to do, we are able to select certain components for your prosthesis that will allow you to do activities beyond your normal daily routine. Our goal is to get you active and back to the things you have always loved doing. Proper component selection is a crucial part of your success and our goal is to get you back enjoying these activities.
Liners are worn under your socket against your skin and this item helps hold the socket on. There are two basic types of liners. A suction socket liner and a pin locking liner. The suction liners roll onto your residual limb then you slide the socket on over the liner. The way the socket is created it creates a suction onto the liner to hold the prosthesis on. The pin locking liner has a metal pin on the bottom of the liner and it locks into the socket to hold the socket on.