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.
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5 Prosthetic Sock Best Practices
It may seem obvious how to wear a prosthetic stump sock, however we put together this list of best practices.
How to care for your prosthetic socks.
Everyone should wear clean socks daily to promote good prosthetic hygiene. Prosthetic socks should be put on carefully to avoid wrinkling, which can cause skin abrasions. When your prosthetic sock...
How to measure for stump socks.
You want to be sure that when you measure, the tape is straight and in line with the area you are measuring. For example, most circumference measurements require the tape measure to be parallel to...
Know When to Add or Remove Stump Socks
TIP: When you are experiencing difficulty getting the pin along the bottom of your prosthetic gel liner to activate your lock start with no socks and slowly work up to the correct sock ply count. ...
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