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General Discussion / Re: allow me to introduce myself
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:03:28 PM »
i agree and im learning that. my first place i went everything i asked or told them, their reply was "its suppose to be like that". never even seen any other amputee  patients there to compare with to know better.  glad to have found this site

General Discussion / Re: sockets and o.p.
« on: May 12, 2012, 01:11:05 PM »
The thin iceross was the one I ditched to go back to the 6mm alphas. Yeah, I have had pistoning in the past but I usually just had to put an extra sock on.
I switched to a different suspension sleeve. I had the alpha sleeve but then tried the endolite sleeve. It worked decent but wore out fast until I lined the edge of my socket with thin leather. Now they are lasting pretty good. And..are a quite a bit cheaper than the alpha.

Also, you can't see it but the leg in the picture has a removable cosmetic cover. They all are removable really, but this was made to make it easier. The foam is cut down the back and secured at the top, bottom and down the back with velcro. It makes taking it off easy. They covered it in a 'skin' something akin to pantyhose, not my first choice. My old rubber 'skin' was mighty to repel water but I must admit it was a bear to get on and off.
The reason I had them make it with a removable cosmetic is that I do a good bit of kayaking and having the cosmetic cover on while out isn't the best. My kayak is a 'ride on top' and one day I capsized it. No problem, just get back on, but I ended up in the sea in a sitting position and the foam was so buoyant it made it very hard to get back in the boat. (I would normally just lean forward from the sitting position but the buoyant foam kept pushing me backwards. I copped on I had to roll onto my stomach and try again.

nice touch with the leather trim on the edges. thatll work. i really wanna try the suction socket(dont know how long the limb has to be for that). after doing some research, it appears i have this

"PTB-SCSP (Supracondylar/Suprapatellar) socket trimlines come up even higher than those in PTB sockets, enclosing the patella and encompassing the femoral condyles.  The advantage of this type of socket design is anterior stability and overall added security.  However, the encompassing nature of this prosthetic socket design can be perceived as restrictive especially when kneeling. "

i can barely bend my leg to 90 degree. the inside has a triangular shape. probably why it can get uncomfortable at times.

General Discussion / Re: sockets and o.p.
« on: May 09, 2012, 11:11:56 PM »
Heres a picture of the inner foam socket I was talking about. I don't know if this is common place or not. It makes it easy to not only grind away areas but to add to areas as well. A nice touch for someone who may be finding it hard getting a socket to fit right.

nice. never see one like that. ive had the alpha spirits 6mm uniform and those where the most comfortable, but the prosthetic alignment was horrible and they wore down to the point it feels like a rubber band attaches me to the prosthetic. but i liked it better than this thin iceross i have now

General Discussion / Re: sockets and o.p.
« on: May 08, 2012, 09:22:47 PM »
got medicare. how bout feet. are those till the warranty is up on the product?

In my opinion / Re: Pefect Stride II foot
« on: May 08, 2012, 08:33:35 PM »

General Discussion / Re: College Park feet
« on: May 08, 2012, 07:52:51 PM »
didnt know you can buy directly from the companies?

General Discussion / Re: sockets and o.p.
« on: May 08, 2012, 04:02:10 PM »
thanks, this information is useful. how often can you get a new socket. is there a time period or when required? and once you have one made up, up till when are they responsible for the fitment, i mean does the prosthesist have like a warranty period?

In my opinion / Re: Prosthetic Feet
« on: May 07, 2012, 10:04:10 PM »
im late here. but a poll would be nice. ive used the ossur talux and ceterus. the ceterus i like better for its firm plant. definitely would like to try another foot.  didnt know you could try different foots till your satisfied. they just said here ya go.  how long do you have to wait till you can get a new one after youve had one?

true, it happened to me at night, couldnt stand all night though, had to get some sleep. if i remember, i think i kept contracting the muscle in my stump when i was laying. didnt stop it but made it less painful. kept doing it every 18 seconds, right when its about to jolt till i fell asleep. seems like it has something to do with circulation

new here. resurfacing this thread. has anyone ever gotten anything off of ebay. im  looking to try the endolite.

General Discussion / sockets and o.p.
« on: May 07, 2012, 12:58:41 AM »
im now on my third socket in 4 years. still not satisfied. first one was too wobbley and alot of pistoning. 2nd was too tight and could hardly bend my knee to walk up steps and then left the bone right below my knee looking swollen. went back to the first op and he made this one worst than the first  one. i just put the first one back on till i figure out what im going to do. anyone recommend any place that does satisfactory and quality work. im in ny, but at this point i would probably travel if thats what it takes

General Discussion / allow me to introduce myself
« on: May 07, 2012, 12:27:34 AM »
new here and happy to find a site that has shed some light. i actually sat here and went thru every topic backdated cause all these topics have been things i have thought about but no one to relate it with. thank you. big relief. im a lbk amp for 4yrs now due to motorcycle accident, and this is the most information i have gotten from anyone. amazing. glad to be here

i know this is old but if it helps anyone else,  i usually stand up and let the blood flow into the stump to stop the jolting or even a shower helped. maybe cause i was standing, but it helped

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