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    Amputee
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    BKA
  • Amputation Date:
    March 7th 2005
  • Amputation Cause:
    Sarcoma in foot.

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  1. keano

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    @FordGuy48 how about the heat and sweat. I do remember it (I was in Los Angeles) being very warm with the sleeve and liner. Do you get out walk much summer? Thanks
  2. keano

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Thanks @JohnnyV for the feedback. That is good tho know. @FordGuy48 Mind me asking do you have a bony limb? After sitting for a long time do you find yourself having to roll the sleeve down and pulling it up again to get it right?
  3. Do you have issues with the Triton Harmony such as puncturing the sleeve often? Or finding the vacuum no always the same? I had a harmony system awhile back and it was hit and miss. Right now have a Seal In X5 which is easy to deal with but lacks the same grip.
  4. keano

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    I use used to use a Pin and then tried a harmony but had mixed feelings until we had so many problems it sat in the closet. When it worked it was good but the sleeves kept puncturing. I had to pull the sleeve down and up since I sat a lot at work. So I had to keep pulling my pants down at my cubicle LOL. I then tried a Seal-In® X5. I was good. I still get sores. Bad blisters. Does everyone go through this? Hematomas. Anyway, the Otoobock clinic near me recommended the harmony system and triton foot or a new Seal-In® X5. I am on the fence. The Seal-In X5 pops on and off easy though lacks the true snugness of the harmony but its more dependable... I hate these decisions.
  5. keano

    Prevention of Phantom Pain

    I notice for myself I get phantom pain if my limb gets very cold.
  6. keano

    Vacuum Suspension Socket

    Went to see my leg guy. I brought up vacuum legs and he said he doesn't work with them since there heavier, bulkier and tear. I still am interested though. Might do a visit to another guy for opinion.
  7. Interesting. Good luck keep me filled in on how the fitting goes compared to the pin socket. Easier to get it right and so. does it still work the same or is the socket different for vacuum type legs?
  8. keano

    Vacuum Suspension Socket

    Ah I see. What is the norm for suction if you don't have the battery type?
  9. keano

    Vacuum Suspension Socket

    Charge mode. Sorry I don't have a vacuum leg what does charge refer too?
  10. when I get a new leg it takes me months to get it right. Wonder if others are the same? I am a little OCd but I am trying to get as close to normal as possible.
  11. LOL!! Fiona I know the groan ha! they are like what is it now. But they are really nice ha! Can you ask them next time what they did and what shuttle lock you use?
  12. I went to BH Prostethics seemed like good ppl but wouldn't take my insusrance.
  13. I have it turned out now but still isn't doing it. Kind of don't know what to do.
  14. Hi. The pin lock I have now is the type where it has no ridges. It is smooth and locks on somehow so you get no in-between clicks and what not. With the other lock we were able to mess with it and put a small dime like metal piece in between the lock and that made it go out further. It kind of looked awkward but felt better/stable. So I was just wondering is it just me that has this tipping issue. It isn't drastic. It is a feel thing. Slightly noticeable.
  15. keano

    Vacuum Suspension Socket

    I seemed to have slowed down in shrinking. It has seemed to have stayed steady for awhile now. Slider I will ask about. I think he does use this because he says he is maxed out. He said that with a vacuum system there is more room for adjustment. Wonder if this is true. Would love to talk to another leg guy somehow email or what not to get opinions.
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