What are the different types of knitted textiles available to amputees? When do you use a prosthetic sheath vs an amputee sock? Well you're not alone in asking these and many other questions. This guide was designed to help you find a solution for your knitted prosthetic textile needs and make more informed decisions. Learn how incorporating a prosthetic sheath into your sock regimen can reduce socket friction and wick perspiration? Prosthetic Textiles are only one component of your prosthetic device and often times their importance is overlooked. Prosthetic socks or sheaths have a significant impact on your comfort and health of your residual limb.