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Amputee Essentials Launch Donning Sheath, Pull Sock for Suction Sockets

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Amputee Essentials Launch Donning Sheath, Pull Sock for Suction Sockets


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  • Durable one seam prosthetic donning sleeve design
  • Using a Launch Donning Sheath significantly reduces physical exertion
  • Similar nylon and sizing as Easy-Proth & Proth-Pro Donning Sleeve
  • Save time and reduce strain in the morning when getting ready
  • Stop the burning, rubbing and irritation associated with traditional ace wrap or stockinette arm & ak donning techniques
  • Intended for Above-Knee amputees that use a suction and valve socket suspension design
  • Travel light and avoid carrying a full bag of ace wraps, powder and back-up stockinette
  • Available in 5 Launch Donning Sheath sizes, Blue color
  • Sold each in a Reusable & Resealable Poly Bag

Amputee Essentials Launch Donning Sheath is a donning sleeve for AK suction socket prosthetic users designed to take the “process” out of putting on your AK (above-knee) prosthesis. Incorporating a Launch donning sleeve into your daily routine makes the physically straining morning task of putting on your prosthesis much easier and with little mess. Amputee Essentials manufactured this donning sheath using only one seam and nylon that employs a special reinforcing technique to make it more resistant to tearing and ripping.

Apply your above knee prosthetic leg in three simple steps. Step one; place your residual limb into the Launch nylon bag and step two; into your prosthetic socket. Step three; pull the Launch Donning Sheath through the valve hole and that’s all.

The low shear resistance that nylon offers helps avoid skin abrasion and burning sensation along your residual limb. For those AK amputees that prefer the “oneness” of suction suspension and have experienced a traumatic above knee amputation resulting in scarred or hypersensitive skin may find Launch a great donning option.


Ripstop Nylon

Directions for Use

Launch Donning Sheath application Instructions:

  1. To apply the Launch donning aid, first fully spread out the aid.
  2. Fold the top half (A) of Launch into the other half (B). Make sure the seam is flush with each other; loop is on the outside.
  3. With both hands, pull Launch over your transfemoral residual limb like a sock and avoid creases.
  4. Position the socket over your residual limb after which the loop of your Launch can be put through the socket’s valve hole.
  5. Finally, slowly pull your Launch out of the prosthetic socket by pulling the loop through the valve hole. If you realize your residual limb is not positioned inside your socket properly, this procedure has to be repeated.
Care Instructions
  • Launch Donning Sheath may only be washed by hand a low temperatures (30 degree celsius)
  • Only dry your Launch Donning Sheath with a towel
  • Do Not iron
  • Do not clean or treat with bleach
  • Do not expose this prosthetic aid to sources of heat like bright sunlight, heaters and so on.

Be careful! Do not step on the Launch Donning Sheath (Suction or Vacuum Donning Sleeve) as the highly slippery material makes it a slipping hazard. When using Launch, it is important to use the correct size. Your Launch will not work as described and may prematurely wear out if sized too small.

Launch Product Numbers
Size Launch Donning Sheath  SKU
Small AELDS1
Medium AELDS2
Large AELDS3
X-Large AELDS4


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