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Thohom

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  • Birthday 06/29/1957

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    Southwest Germany

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    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    left above knee
  • Amputation Date:
    13.September 2002 ( a Friday!)
  • Amputation Cause:
    thrombosis
  1. Thohom

    Otto Bock KISS

    Hello, has anybody experience with this system? http://www.ottobock.com/cps/rde/xchg/ob_com_en/hs.xsl/14949.html I have herad, this system is more common in the USA. Ciao Thomas
  2. Thohom

    Anyone who don't wear prothesis?

    Hi Kimberly, I know such a person. My GF....about 2 cm femur and using a normal ak suction socket with some kind of garter belt. In about 35 years her stump has "grown" because the leg is mostly hanging at the skin. She uses her leg from morning to night. Her skin is stressed, but most time ok. She hast no pain from the prosthesis....only if skin is bleedy The socket is made by a "normal" limb-maker....ok, she knows him about 25 years. Ciao Thomas
  3. Thohom

    seal in socker and liner for AK

    hi ally, i dont loose suction....but i have the problem with the changing volume of my stump. ...hurts the at other places my question is: does anybody wear the "olympic"(5 rings) seal in liner with additional socks? at the moment i think that i need a new socket.....seems i "dive" too deep in. ciao thomas
  4. Thohom

    seal in socker and liner for AK

    hi, i wear the old version ( one ring) of the ossür seal in liner now for 8 month. my problem is, that i have volume changes....get thinner most time. to get the right volume i wear socks...sometimes up to three. works quite ok, until i could put the end of the socks under the lip of the liner. my technician glued now some cork in the socket....backside and outer (lateral?) side. works fine , but i get thinner and need probably a new socket soon. has anybody experience with this 5 ring-seal-in-liner and socks? for me the one ring version seems the better solution......or better ideas? when i am in my socket, im am fixed in it...no air inside over the day, no pumping...nothing but really got fit.
  5. Thohom

    Ottobock are horrible

    hi, just want to tell about my experiences with a variflex in connection with a c-leg. i am an active user with about 118 kg. the variflex saves too much energy for the c-leg ;-) has always to go in the "brakes", when the foot is moving forward so the c-leg was damaged. maintenance from otto bock gave no warranty anymore after 5 years, repair about 11€. new hydrolic necessary, new frame and new "shin" hose. got today my new c-leg. took just 24 hours from order to delivery...use now axtion foot again. will see how it works now. ;-)
  6. Thohom

    Outriggers

    If it makes you glad, it is ok for me...but are not the reaseon for my chnage of mind.
  7. Thohom

    Outriggers

    Times can change, why not mind?
  8. Thohom

    Outriggers

    you think, that custom made outriggers will be cheaper? thomas
  9. Thohom

    Outriggers

    Hello, I have just decided to start with skiing and now I am looking for equipment. I found those in the net. http://www.superlite.org/outrigger.html Anybody given up skiing and wants to sell a used pair? I need the long ones ;-) Ciao Thomas
  10. Just checked my liner.....it`s partly blue ...jeans-blue. I normally have "killed" my gel liners, before the gel could denature. Seems I was to aktive for them.
  11. PC 30 is white. That was other stuff, which "tanned" the liner inside, but what is the problem? It´s inside..... My experience is, that "rich cream" (??) helps me longer over the day , than this silicone oil.
  12. Thohom

    prosthetic leg

    I am also AK. I mostly wear a BK cosmesis. Tis foam thing with the nylons on top THe foam has a velcro on the backside from top to bottom, that I can remove it quick, when I wear shorts. The I like the robocop look, wehn I wear jeans the cosmesis protects them and socks fit better.
  13. Thohom

    Ottobock are horrible

    Thats the Trias foot, one of the better ones. Which foot would you prefer then? And do you think, that OB will control what foot you are actually wearing? As I wrote, I actual wear a Variflex under my C-Leg. When I hopefully get my own "false" knee back, I will use the Axtion again ( I carry too much meat around for the Trias or are my bones so heavy? ) The main problem for the change is to find the right lengh for the "shin pipe", because the feet build in different heights. The warranty problem is really strange.
  14. Thohom

    Ottobock are horrible

    Hi Tomer, are you limited to just one knee? As I know , there a many different knees on the market, which have similar or better features then the C-Leg light and eventually to a lower price. When you bought your knee, I suppose, you knew about the limitation to few feet. Why are you complaining now? What type of OB foot are you actually using? Ciao Thomas
  15. Thohom

    Ottobock are horrible

    Thanks for the explanation Ally,got it now...next time for me please in simple words... Amputees can choose their bits, but if the want to have warranty they have to check the rules of the game first. Is it really so wrong, when a foot is aligned to a knee and vice versa? Can you ask OB to align C-Leg for all avaiable feet? And give full warrany then, when the information given from the foot is necessary for the function of the knee? If there is a malfunction , there will be especially in the USA some lawyers, which are keen to make some money. So they want to be on the safe side. BTW...in my opinion the OB feet are nowerdays much better, when I remeber my Luxon Max.....was like walking with a plank, when I compare with the Axtion now.
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