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General Discussion / Daw E.Z. In donning aid
« on: June 21, 2008, 05:06:46 PM »
Have any AK's tried the Daw E.Z. In donning aid? I've been using Ace bandages for over 30 years but the twisting of the skin going into the socket sometimes causes friction at the bottom as the day goes on. I alternate the direction of the bandages when this happens but reading about this donning aid, it may solve this problem. If you've used them, were you able to get into your sockets well enough for them to stay on all day and how long do they last.

General Discussion / Hi from Ontario
« on: February 25, 2008, 05:55:32 PM »
Hi everyone, my name is Peter and I'm a bilateral above knee amputee from Ontario, Canada. I lost both legs in 1974 going to help at an accident on the side of a highway, so have been an amputee for 34 years now. I walked exclusively with two canes for over 25 years but have been using a wheelchair when going longer distances for the last 7 or 8 years. I walk with canes at home and when visiting friends.

I've gone through 6 sets of legs and have had the 7th set for about a year now. I've managed quite well over the years and have travelled extensively throughout Canada and the US on business, but have now been retired for almost 5 years. My current legs are titanium posts, four-way ankles, Greisenger feet, Mauch knee units, with carbon fibre endoskeletal suction sockets and foam cosmesis and flexible vinyl liners. I tried Ossur's seal-in liners but was unable to adapt to them due to welts in my skin at the tops of the liners which I could not control with lubricants or adjustments by my prosthetist. After a couple of weeks we decided that I should stick to the hard vinyl liners and continue to don them with tensors as I've never been able to use stockinette and get in deep enough. This set are my first with endoskeletal post and have definitely been much better in adjusting gait and posture.

I'm happy to find this site and look forward to contributing my experience and hope to take advantage of yours.

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