I had a hardware malfunction yesterday

Started by Allen Hanesgrove in General. Last reply by william michael leneke jr yesterday. 1 Reply

So we're all members of this site because we're affected with limb loss. Some of us use prostheses, some of us use crutches or wheelchairs. Nonetheless, we're completely dependent on some kind of hardware to keep us mobile.I use crutches, and one of…Continue

2 Mos post RBKA...Is my experience common?

Started by Thomas H. Horne in General. Last reply by Thomas H. Horne on Wednesday. 24 Replies

Just got my first leg about 2 weeks ago, and am trying to wear it for 7-8 hrs a day.  Will start PT with the new leg on May 5.  My limb is still a bit tender, but I can walk with one or two crutches depending on what I need to do.  Putting full…Continue

BKA Nov 2015

Started by Charles Ross Hardy in General. Last reply by MELVIN SCHULTZ May 17. 7 Replies

My name is Charlie Hardy. I live in deep south Texas on the coast.I have had my prosthesis for 3 months. I just got my 3rd socket and started out patient physical therapy I am having some pain issues and trying to figure out what and why. Hanger…Continue

Ocean swimming

Started by Mark Ingle in General. Last reply by MELVIN SCHULTZ May 11. 1 Reply

I'm an 11 year bi-lat BKA and love the ocean and reef snorkeling.  My normal routine is to wear some old prosthetics with some worn out liners, hobble down to the beach near water's edge, remove the prosthetics and hand off to my wife for safe…Continue

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Guy Jurgens posted a status
"I am not sure if that is a hindrance right now, but will let you all know of my progress with this system as I learn more."
15 hours ago
Guy Jurgens posted a status
"You have to spray an alcohol on the rubber seal attached to the liner and also in the socket before you can don and walk away."
15 hours ago
Guy Jurgens posted a status
"It is a test socket for evaluation so not the finished product. I am liking it so far. Much different then my Pin lock."
15 hours ago
Guy Jurgens posted a status
"Wow it has been close to a year since I posted question. I now have an Ossur Unity Sleeveless Seal-in leg with their Pro-Flex XC foot."
15 hours ago




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