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tomer

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    Amputee
  • Amputation Type:
    LAK
  • Amputation Date:
    11-01-2005
  • Amputation Cause:
    bike accident
  1. tomer

    Need Help!

    That's a really cool looking leg..!! My legman tells me that, when I get the next socket (after my stump has shrunk) it will get better. My stump has a lot of grafted skin, so I can do without the liner I guess, having a suction socket over the liner looks like a good option. I spoke to my legman yesterday about getting a suction socket, over my silicone liner, but he was telling me that although there are many good things about the suction system, the Harmony e-pulse makes hissing nosies when sucking the air out.. wonder if that's really the case.. hmmm ask your legman about seal-in X5 liner and socket. it's basically a suction socket, while using a special liner that has 5 membranes which "create" the suction to hold the socket
  2. tomer

    Otto Bock KISS

    Hi Lizzie.. it was glued well. but I guess i didn't feel secure enough everytime i wore the socket on and was pulling it too hard. your Coyote lock looks much more reliable than what i had though. liners wise, i would stay away from Ottobock liners. they tear very easily and also I found them to irritate my skin . I had pictures of the liner taken only a week or two after I got it and OB (quietly) gave me "store credit" for it (got their stupid Cleg protector with that..)
  3. tomer

    one way valve

    i use it as well. works great. it does have a button though, for releasing air (when taking leg off)
  4. tomer

    Plie 2 prosthetic leg

    there's some good info on this thread http://www.heathermills.eu/forum/index.php?showtopic=5474&st=0&p=73398&hl="plie%202"&fromsearch=1entry73398
  5. tomer

    $$$

    I recently got a new socket, paid fully by my insurance company. The cost for CAT-CAM seal-in AK socket with soft inner socket (like a vacuum socket) was 16,000 NIS (4,155 USD / 2,715 pound ) which includes all the labour and a clear socket but NOT the Ossur X5 liner.
  6. tomer

    Otto Bock KISS

    I've experienced with similar type of lanyard pull in system . mine had a disc for the string to lock on. I kept pulling the string too hard to have the liner locked in properly in the socket and the disc would tear away from the socket. so it didn't feel very reliable.
  7. tomer

    Plie microprocessor knee

    Hi Ian yes thats true - that was my thought when I bought mine I completely disagree with you. how can you determine that something is "the best" or not when the alternatives are relatively new? the fact is, C-Leg has been in the market since 1997 and proved itself as a solid reliable MPC knee. basically, it's the "safest" option available. When I bought mine, I knew for certain that i can't go wrong. A safe investment. How can you compare a new product (Plie) to one with over 10 years of market experience? only time will tell what's really best. Hi Tomer, My point is that many people could just as easily survive very well with other products, not necessarily MPC knees for instance. We are all different and may have different requirements, different abilities etc. so no knee is best for all. If you are happy that's fine for you, it doesn't necessarily follow that what's good for you is best for everyone else. And I wasn't referring to the Plie specifically, there are other knees out there. ok, point taken. i thought we were comparing MPC knees..
  8. tomer

    Plie microprocessor knee

    Hi Ian yes thats true - that was my thought when I bought mine I completely disagree with you. how can you determine that something is "the best" or not when the alternatives are relatively new? the fact is, C-Leg has been in the market since 1997 and proved itself as a solid reliable MPC knee. basically, it's the "safest" option available. When I bought mine, I knew for certain that i can't go wrong. A safe investment. How can you compare a new product (Plie) to one with over 10 years of market experience? only time will tell what's really best.
  9. tomer

    Pin vs suction socket

    My first couple of sockets were with pin suspension (shuttle lock). When I look back, i realize how bad there were compared to the seal-in socket (suction+liner) I now use. They were turning on me inside like you describe and sometimes I felt the tip of the liner was pulling my stump. But with all that said, I think those are common issues of a bad socket fit. With the pin system you might feel more secure as the leg can't just fall off but it's not a solution to a poor fit. I was told by a doctor (who specialize in prosthetics) that the suction system on all its forms is much healthier than the pin system as you get suspension spread all around the socket instead of just from the pin.
  10. tomer

    Life of a liner?

    My leg guy told me the average life time of the Ossur 5 seal liner is 6 months..i found it to be deteriorating after that time, specially the mash coming off. is this normal?
  11. tomer

    Lubricating a suction liner

    this is weird..i get the Iceross spray for 60 NIS a bottle at my leg guy, which is about 10 UK pound. The first time Israel got something cheaper and it's alcohol mixed with water...
  12. tomer

    Picked the Rheo Knee

    That's great news, this is a picture of my last C-Leg after 4 years of abuse at work (most of which occured during the last 12 months). I dread to think what the original Rheo would have ended up like. Hi Grum Did you have any faults or parts breaking during those 4 years?
  13. tomer

    prblem with new foot

    i don't really understand what do you mean by "foot bends" ? but anyway - my heel doesn't get off the ground early than it should.
  14. tomer

    prblem with new foot

    Hi Narooma Just saw this post. I'm on the Trias (1C30) foot as well for over a year now and I find it great, not stiff at all. The transition from heal to toe is very smooth. You should definitely have this checked with your leg guy.
  15. tomer

    The new C-Leg

    hi everyone I've been googling to find out more info on the new CLeg coming out soon(?) but couldn't get too much info other than the US Army signed a contract with Ottobock for manufactoring suitable leg for soldiers who lost a leg and want to come back on the force. http://content.zdnet.com/2346-9595_22-94856-2.html does anyone have any other info..? like when will it be actually available for testing
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