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General Discussion / Alpha Select liners
« on: August 15, 2010, 12:26:22 PM »
I know there's a fair few people on here who use the Alpha Locking liners. I've always found that they tend to break at the end where the umbrella attaches to the liner. The Alpha Select liners are meant to stop all that, i was wondering if anyone has given them a try? Apparently they retrofit into existing Alpha Liner sockets....

General Discussion / Waiting times
« on: September 21, 2009, 05:53:34 PM »
I was just wondering a general question,

The way that the NHS seems to be going is that the amputee population is going up, but the number of prosthetists and the amount of money they have to spend seems to be going down...

How long does everyone think is an acceptable waiting time for the following
1) Emergency Repair (i.e. if a part has broken)
2) Time from Casting to Check socket
3) Casting to eventual delivery of the leg/socket

I know its not a direct 'prosthetics' question, but i don't always feel that people are honest with me when i ask directly! I know that i will get an honest answer from you guys  ;)

General Discussion / Knee Survey
« on: July 28, 2008, 04:41:48 PM »
Time for another poll i think...
For all AK's... In your opinion, what type of Prosthetic Knee have you found work best for you?
  - Locked (i.e. you walk with a stiff knee)
  - Stabilised (i.e. has a breaking unit in it e.g. ESK)
  - Hydraulic (knee uses hydraulics e.g. Mauch, 3R80, Mercury Hi-Acivity)
  - Computer Controlled (has a microprocessor in e.g. C-Leg, Smart IP)
  - Poycentric (uses alignment to control stability e.g. Total Knee, KX06)
  - Conventional (good old fashioned metal/wood leg!)

Note, you can vote twice as some knees use 2 different methods e.g. Total Knee, KX06

General Discussion / Phantom Pain
« on: June 26, 2008, 10:49:40 AM »
Given the success of the last poll (on feet), how's about another one...

Was your pain Better or Worse after the amputation?
If you find pain is worse now (i.e. phantom pains worse than pain suffered pre-amp) then vote Pain WORSE


General Discussion / Prosthetic Foot Selection
« on: June 25, 2008, 12:53:30 PM »
Ok, Time for a poll i think.

What do you think is the most important thing you look for in a prosthetic a foot?

General Discussion / BIG THANKS TO ALL
« on: June 23, 2008, 12:54:37 PM »
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone on the forum.

i had a few people come to see me today; 1 having problems with his volume changing when he goes to America and the other asking about Riding his Bike... i was able to give both these people a MIND BOGGLING amount of information to answer their questions with - thanks to what people have been discussing on the forum; its definitely helping me be a better Prosthetist!

In my opinion / Adjustable Ankles
« on: June 19, 2008, 05:47:46 PM »
Does anyone use an Adjustable Ankle such as:-
     - Ossur Elation
     - Endolite Brio
     - College Park Accent
     - Endolite Patient Adjustable Heel

Whats ppl's opinion on them?

General Discussion / Orthotics
« on: June 14, 2008, 02:44:07 PM »
It is highly important to keep the good foot in the best possible working order - as being a double amp is far more difficult than being a single amp. Orthotic insoles can help to reduce the high pressure areas on the good foot and reduce the chances of ulceration as well as helping to slow down / prevent biomechanical problems with the foot (such as flattening of the arch, clawing of the toes etc).

I was wondering how many people use prescribed insoles / footwear (from an Orthotist or Podiatrist) for their good foot?

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