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General Discussion / Re: What to choose: Plie'; C-Leg; Orion
« on: February 06, 2013, 02:03:50 PM »
Hi Dave... interesting that you mention the Orion and then without explanation completely dismiss it? I wondered why?

Also... don't be sold by the blurb, the cost doesn't mean the limb is better. As you recognise, the fit is the biggest percentage of what makes a great leg.
So why (if you are) consider cost as being what defines a good product? There are plenty of non micro processor knees out there that would do everything you want, and be more relaible and easier to fix if something goes wrong... just don't dismiss all the other products out there because you seem to have got it set in your mind that an expensive micro processor knee is what you need... you may well not...

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General Discussion / Re: 258 members here. How many folks are active?
« on: January 22, 2013, 05:45:02 AM »
I'm not here.... :P

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General Discussion / Re: Funeral for a friend
« on: September 08, 2011, 01:16:34 PM »
Nah... let's party!

The wake should be good... ;)

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General Discussion / Re: Brief Rant
« on: July 28, 2011, 04:33:58 AM »
They replaced the sock (covering the carbon fiber foot within the cosmetic foot) the last time I was in. It was worn through in four places! I wonder how many times I will have to change that out as I have probably have put maybe 3-4 months use on the leg when it wore through... In time, that can be a lot of worn out socks!

Doesn't sound right does it....

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General Discussion / Re: Brief Rant
« on: July 26, 2011, 11:01:37 AM »
Hi Steve, the sock is an important part of the build and should be there for preventing the carbon spring wearing away the foot shell as well as preventing noise. Also, it should be greased, so maybe wrapping the sock the other way up (or better still getting a new one) would help, but with the right type of grease, maybe one with silicone in it may stop... grease the inside of the foot shell and the outside of the sock... when reassembling.

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General Discussion / Re: Squeaky foot
« on: July 08, 2011, 09:09:39 AM »
My experience is if the foot gets wet it WILL squeak... not sure there's anything you can do about that except try and stay out of puddles!

Most often I have found that the squeak is coming from the interface between the footwear and the footshell, so it's not the foot at all, but much more simple. I find that an extra sock to pad things out and make the shoe tighter works wonders.

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General Discussion / Re: Squeaky foot
« on: June 30, 2011, 06:22:03 PM »
Sorry to contradict you, but talc is an abrasive believe it or not, and should be kept as far away from any artificial limb as possible

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General Discussion / Re: Newbie amputee, have some questions
« on: June 13, 2011, 10:07:44 AM »
One cannot tell from that photo whether it is right for you Freytheviking, don't get online unqualified advice on fitting; you'd do better to get a good relationship with a good Prosthetist.

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General Discussion / Re: Cracked socket
« on: May 10, 2011, 05:37:04 PM »
20 years ago I had aluminium sockets, they are the best... I beleive they still are, but they are too labour intensive to produce. They are great for making adjustments and getting right to begin with. They allow the stump to breath, I'd have another tomorrow if I had the opportunity

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General Discussion / Re: Cracked socket
« on: May 07, 2011, 07:55:01 AM »
Ann, that is what we down here call a test socket and at time they will let you wear if before they make the carbon fiber socket to make sure it fits the way you want it to fit and there is now sore points. on my last set of legs they made two sets of them before they got it so i would accept them, on the legs before that they made four sets before i would accept them and had the carbon fiber set made, when you are wearing them things do look a lot differant cause you can see through them.
Sorry Pegleg, that's not the case... that's a different material but made in the same way. That material is much harder than polyprop, you can't see through my socket. And far from being a check socket, my socket is about 8  years old!

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General Discussion / Re: Cracked socket
« on: May 06, 2011, 08:47:29 AM »
Hate to be DUH, but what is a polypropylene socket?  Are they softer but not any heavier than most others?  Thanks

It's a type of plastic that's vacuum formed around a reduced and modified male cast of the stump. I don't know about weight, although it's heavier than a CF socket, it's not what I'd call heavy by any means. It has to be 6mm thick at the distal end, but can be much thinner nearer the top. There are other plastics that can be used which are softer and more flexible. Usually the outer container would be stiffer and the inner socket can be more flexible.

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General Discussion / Re: Cracked socket
« on: May 05, 2011, 04:13:18 AM »
I'm an AK, I have a polypropylene socket and container and I have had them last for many years. I have had CF sockets in the past but don't like them as they are so hard.

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Nice to see something so positive and informing Dolphin.
Don't worry too much about Genki-rockets, what he says is so full of inaccuracies no one takes it seriously I'm sure  ;)
Sadly, I realise there may be people who do, but they will soon find out by talking to anyone that knows even the smallest amount about prosthetics how misguided he/she is.

Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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Just a little reminder, this is an amputee web forum... I realise Amputees are interested in politics too, but as said above, this really does belong in an entertainment (as it's all so amusing) part of the forum, not here...

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General Discussion / Re: David in Canada
« on: February 23, 2011, 01:03:17 PM »
I'm here, I just haven't got anything useful to say  ;D

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