This is our patent pending soft socket. It is a one size fits many soft sided socket that uses a sock, sheath, liner, gel-liner or locking liner.
Maybe that 20% co-pay is just a bit much . . . for an over-priced bunch of nuts. bolts and carbon fiber casting your can see you can find here cheaper and do yourself.
"Real" amputees learn how to take care of themselves - as they wear the darn thing anyway. (Image shows socket with removable liner - not shown how to in the video)
The missing link is the socket - how do you get one or make one? What about the parts and materials you need? Well . . . technically while a prosthetic requires a doctor's prescription - mainly the reason is to TELL the prostheticist how and what to build - which is not happening these days - it is other way around, you can build you own leg easier than you think right at your home; the parts and materials to build one yourself usually do not need a prescription. (Only a knee or foot if bought new from a supplier)
The Soft-socket will fit most residual limbs without special measuring, provided the limb is long enough in length from the groin down to the distal end so that fulcrum forces cannot overcome the fit and hold.
It is a one-size fits many design, and can be loosen or tighten to expand and contract to fit minor variances in stump size. It is used with a locking liner of one of the several brands on the market; and the upper is soft mostly and tightened by soft strapping rather than containment as a hard socket. Thus if the wearer gains or looses weight, or the stump looses volume for any other reason - it can be tightened enough quickly and easily to regain firm prosthetic limb control.
The soft-socket itself is built to your stump size, and must be ordered with all required accessories to allow it to work. It COMES only as the soft socket frame, which the distal cup and integrated strapping rails, strapping webbing with instructions, distal mounting plate which is the European four hole design cast in and set up to mount the locking liner adapter you choose when you order it or can use an Ice-Ross type liner lower vacuum system if you choose that.
Which ever locking liner you choose is extra, and shipped of course sized to fit your residual limb size that you can final trim. The locking liner adapter or mount is extra also, (either the pin or rope style) with the exception of the Ice Ross liner set up - of which you only pay for the Ice Ross recommended air valve.
One of the abvoe liner systems is required to use this item.
The four hole mount plate is steel, not aluminum, internally threaded and cast into the distal cup at the angle to meet your residual limb's natural hang angle so the knee may mount properly.
We would need the groin to distal end length and pictures of any present socket and knee combo so as to get an idea of the build you need.
So it comes designed to fit you, and includes the webbing straps designed for the locking liner you will use. This is NOT an ischial contaiment design and does not rise above the bottom of the groin area
Most International shipping is $39.95
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