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Prosthetic Textiles Buying Guide

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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Prosthetic Textiles Buying Guide

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.


Prosthetic Sock Guide

Prosthetic Socks, often referred to as stump socks or stump stockings, are an integral component of most prosthetic systems. The purpose of this guide is to help you discover new types of specialized socks and determine which prosthetic sock is most appropriate for your needs. Whether you profusely sweat underneath your prosthetic liner or need a prosthetic sock that can balance between cushion and volume control, this prosthetic sock guide is a great place to start.

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Prosthetic Sock Guide

Prosthetic Socks, often referred to as stump socks or stump stockings, are an integral component of most prosthetic systems. The purpose of this guide is to help you discover new types of specialized socks and determine which prosthetic sock is most appropriate for your needs. Whether you profusely sweat underneath your prosthetic liner or need a prosthetic sock that can balance between cushion and volume control, this prosthetic sock guide is a great place to start.



Prosthetic Stump Shrinker Guide

Shrinkers are compression garments, no different than compression stockings, to help reduce swelling in legs. Prosthetic shrinkers, aka stump stockings made from compressive fabrics promote healing after amputation. They are available in various compression ratings (mmHG), sizes and with or without a suspension belt. A prosthetic shrinker, for many is a lifelong friend. Many amputees wear a shrinker every night to keep their limb at a stable volume so in the morning there's no trouble applying their prosthetic socket. Begin with these articles on shrinkers:

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Prosthetic Stump Shrinker Guide

Shrinkers are compression garments, no different than compression stockings, to help reduce swelling in legs. Prosthetic shrinkers, aka stump stockings made from compressive fabrics promote healing after amputation. They are available in various compression ratings (mmHG), sizes and with or without a suspension belt. A prosthetic shrinker, for many is a lifelong friend. Many amputees wear a shrinker every night to keep their limb at a stable volume so in the morning there's no trouble applying their prosthetic socket. Begin with these articles on shrinkers:


Cosmetic Hosiery

Cosmetic Hosiery When you receive a new prosthesis from your Prosthetist, often times he/she will add a foam cosmetic cover to protect the internal components from the environment. He/she will then apply cosmetic hosiery over this foam cover with the intended result of matching your skin shade.

Cosmetic Hosiery

Cosmetic Hosiery When you receive a new prosthesis from your Prosthetist, often times he/she will add a foam cosmetic cover to protect the internal components from the environment. He/she will then apply cosmetic hosiery over this foam cover with the intended result of matching your skin shade.


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