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4 Basic Components of Prosthetic Legs

4 Basic Components of Prosthetic Legs

Posted On: January 20, 2020 by BioAdvance Prosthetic Solutions in: Prosthesis, Prosthetic

The technological advancement in the architecture of prosthetic legs is amazing. One hundred years ago, they could never imagine the intuitiveness or sleek look of prosthetics and would not have had the materials to make anything that worked well. They would resort to something as simple as a wooden table or chair leg. As you can imagine, they weren’t very comfortable or clean. Now there are many different kinds to choose from, based on the activity level one is seeking. To understand prosthetic legs, these are the four basic components you should know. 1. Socket A socket is a device situated between the residual limb and the prosthesis. It’s highly specialized to an individual’s needs for comfort based on the structure of the residual limb. It’s very important that this fits perfectly to maximize comfort. Often, when getting fitted for a socket, you will first wear a clear socket in order to have a better picture of the fit. It will also come with a liner

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