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Amputee Life Blog — Prosthetic Issues

Ischial Tuberosity 101

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

You’re walking for a long time with a new above-the-knee (AK) prosthesis, and you notice pain in the buttocks area. The pain you're feeling could be related to the ischial tuberosity in your pelvis. So, what is the ischial tuberosity? And how can the pain surrounding this bone be avoided?

Above knee prosthetic sockets require weight bearing through your ischial tuberosity.

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Prosthetic Comfort: The Effect of Residual Limb Stability

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Let us begin by stating this: Residual limb stability is directly related to your socket comfort. So, how can you achieve stability? This blog post will help you do just that.

A healthy diet can help keep your residual limb at a stable volume.

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Socket Fit and Alignment: How to Keep the Balance

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

A well-fitting socket and an optimized prosthetic alignment empowers you to tackle any challenge. Advanced prosthetic technologies have made lives more comfortable and safer, but are still limited when it comes to making an ill-fitting socket fit well or improving poor alignment. 

Keep the delicate balance between your prosthetic socket and proper alignment with these tips

 

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How to Tighten A Loose Prosthetic Socket

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

A loose prosthetic socket can create a whole host of issues that affect the function and comfort of your prosthesis. Symptoms of a loose socket are not limited to feeling pressure along a bone or increased lower back pain, among others.

Add an Alps Skin Reliever to tighten a loose socket and reduce your sock ply count by 10 plies.

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Your Skin and Prosthetic Socket's Intricate Relationship

Posted by Bryan Potok, CPO on

Our bodies constantly change to adapt to the environment and the foods that we consume. Prosthetic sockets, including adjustable sockets, require constant adjustment to change in unison with changes to our bodies. For a prosthetic user to efficiently use his/her prosthesis, it needs to fit well. 

Prosthetic comfort is directly related to the health of your skin.

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