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Prosthetic Suspension Buying Guide

Feeling overwhelmed by the myriad of suspension products available? Well, you are not alone. This prosthetic suspension buying guide was intended to help you narrow down your search for a suspension product that meets your unique needs. Before we begin you will need to consider a few things such as your activity level, skin sensitivity and your budget for a new sleeve. And last, lets not forget how do you plan on using your new suspension product.

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Prosthetic Suspension Buying Guide

Feeling overwhelmed by the myriad of suspension products available? Well, you are not alone. This prosthetic suspension buying guide was intended to help you narrow down your search for a suspension product that meets your unique needs. Before we begin you will need to consider a few things such as your activity level, skin sensitivity and your budget for a new sleeve. And last, lets not forget how do you plan on using your new suspension product.


Prosthetic Sleeve Buying Guide

Suspension sleeves, specifically for below knee amputees, function using a variety of methods ranging from pure compression to suction to vacuum. Each system offers pro and cons depending upon your particular situation. Manufacturers have created special purpose sleeves using various material types. Whether you would benefit from a sleeve manufactured using silicone or gel material is something you'll need to determine. Dig a little deeper here:

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Prosthetic Sleeve Buying Guide

Suspension sleeves, specifically for below knee amputees, function using a variety of methods ranging from pure compression to suction to vacuum. Each system offers pro and cons depending upon your particular situation. Manufacturers have created special purpose sleeves using various material types. Whether you would benefit from a sleeve manufactured using silicone or gel material is something you'll need to determine. Dig a little deeper here:


Slip-On Aids Buying Guide

There are different products that fall under this category. One in particular is used to apply prosthetic shrinkers and is in the shape of large open ended cylinder. Another different parachute type prosthetic product has been re-engineered by manufacturers for use with above knee suction sockets. The concept allows individuals that use a suction type socket to effortless apply their prosthesis using layered nylon material. This nylon donning or slip-on aid has revolutionized suction socket applications and reduced or in some cases eliminated any associated discomfort. There are some creative and unique designs and selecting which one suits you best is your decision. Tell me more about the materials?

Slip-On Aids Buying Guide

There are different products that fall under this category. One in particular is used to apply prosthetic shrinkers and is in the shape of large open ended cylinder. Another different parachute type prosthetic product has been re-engineered by manufacturers for use with above knee suction sockets. The concept allows individuals that use a suction type socket to effortless apply their prosthesis using layered nylon material. This nylon donning or slip-on aid has revolutionized suction socket applications and reduced or in some cases eliminated any associated discomfort. There are some creative and unique designs and selecting which one suits you best is your decision. Tell me more about the materials?


Prosthetic Liner Buying Guide

Since the first liners came onto the prosthetic market there have been a dizzy array of styles, materials, suspension mechanisms and special purpose liners introduced. Selecting a prosthetic liner requires the expert guidance of a Certified Prosthetist. Prosthetic liners from either Ottobock, Ossur, or Ohio Willow Wood to name a few, all have created prosthetic liners that behave differently. Material properties range and should be matched to an individual's activity level, skin type and prosthetic design concern.

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Prosthetic Liner Buying Guide

Since the first liners came onto the prosthetic market there have been a dizzy array of styles, materials, suspension mechanisms and special purpose liners introduced. Selecting a prosthetic liner requires the expert guidance of a Certified Prosthetist. Prosthetic liners from either Ottobock, Ossur, or Ohio Willow Wood to name a few, all have created prosthetic liners that behave differently. Material properties range and should be matched to an individual's activity level, skin type and prosthetic design concern.



Prosthetic Belts & Straps Buying Guide

Suspension belts either for above knee or below knee individuals have been employed to suspend prosthetic legs for long time. Many times belts are used as an auxiliary means of suspension for athletic activities. Materials range from neoprene to leather to breathable knitted textiles. Belts and straps have their advantages as far as their ability to accommodate changes and their inherent simplicity. Read this primer on prosthetic belts and straps.

Prosthetic Belts & Straps Buying Guide

Suspension belts either for above knee or below knee individuals have been employed to suspend prosthetic legs for long time. Many times belts are used as an auxiliary means of suspension for athletic activities. Materials range from neoprene to leather to breathable knitted textiles. Belts and straps have their advantages as far as their ability to accommodate changes and their inherent simplicity. Read this primer on prosthetic belts and straps.


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