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  1. showtime1k

    Best prosthetist in Orlando??

    I'm almost ready to take a trip there from ny
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    What prostheses do you use

  3. showtime1k

    What prostheses do you use

    Anyone have any prostheses they recommend. Would be nice to review these places, Save a lot of time with trial and error. I mean years can be wasted dealing with the wrong prostheses. I've went to Amken orthopedic. I rate them about a 4, very outdated Astepahead. Very updated all the latest technology, rate them about an 8. They would only do pin lock system for some reason. I asked the. About a elevated vacuum system and they steered me away from that with no explanation, Prosthetics in motion. About a 6. Started off good but went south, this guy been trying to get my fix for 2yrs now,very frustrating . . Ready to just pay out of pocket for a socket and put it on my old foot for now from somewhere. Don't think insurance goin to pay for another for a min, and I can't take another year trying to get this thing to fit
  4. I know this is an old thread but would like to find out if I could have a vacuum socket re made out of pocket up there by someone. I'm in ny.
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    How much would a carbon fiber socket only cost. No insurance. For a spare leg
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    Best liners out there locking or cushion

    Cushion for elevated vacuum Otterbock custom liner Comfort 6 Durability 10 Skin 7 Flex 3 ( claims there's a break in period, but I never got that far to see if it was)
  7. I'm rating some of the liners I've used maybe to help with decision making instead of just blindly taking what the physician gives you. Pin lock systems Ohio willow original. Comfort. 10 Durability. 4 Skin 10 Knee flex 7 Ohio willow alpha hybrid Comfort. 9 Durability 8.5 Skin 8.5 Knee flex 10 Ossur iceros dermo Comfort 6 Durability 10 Skin 7 Knee flex 5
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    More legs!

    How many legs can you have the fit at one time. I currently have a elevated being adjusted for the past year that I can't really wear yet but I want to get it right, but for the meantime i would also like to have a pin lock system also. How do I go about this. Do I have to pay out my pocket?
  9. Every prosthesis should have there patients watch this, her vids cleared a lot of things up for me https://m.youtube.com/user/AmputeeOT
  10. I'm currently in a harmony for 1 out of 5 days so far, don't know if it's the liner but I can hardly bend my knee when walking like I'm getting kick back. Go back Friday and see what can be done. If not I'm goin back to a pin lock with alpha hybrid. Those liners feel so much better than any I've tried. They made my pin lick with an iceros which for me was very uncomfortable. I tried it with my alpha hybrid and got a world of difference
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    new Triton foot from Otto Bock

    I'll be tryin this foot next week
  12. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21134540/vp/53166354#53166354
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    DIY alignment

    Has anyone had experience on adjusting ther own alignment. Does anyone know the rule of thumb for a basic alignment and done it themselves?
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    Anyone use a prosthesis in New York

    I'm in nyc, you know the name of his company and what type of leg foes he make or has he made
  15. Been to two prosthesis in ny so far and just not satisfied. First one felt very comfortable, but was very limited to walking far. Pin lock system with the traditional alpha liner. Second one socket was made triangular which gives me a pain right on the right side of my stump and could barely bend my knee. Asked them about a suction or vac system and they just told me no and was reluctant to give an explanation why. Gettin frustrated
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    Allow me to introduce myself

    I'm a left leg bk, lost leg due to motorcycle accident, well actually it was the car that hit me back in 2008 at the age of 36, wow now that I'm thinking about it didn't seem that long ago. I am on my third prosthetic, and from the feel of it, there will be a fourth soon I hope. Activity level has decreased since last fitment, but would really like to become more active. Currently in a pin lock system, but I've been hearing such good things about the suction and vac systems, didn't understand why until I read a couple posts n this forum really describing the difference and I want in, if of course it's physically possible. I reside in ny, but wondering if I need to travel to get the prosthesis that I can be satisfied with. Hope to chat to some of you and share some experience
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    Allow me to introduce myself

    A close fit? Is it comfortable. My first socket was so comfortable It felt like Heavan, at least until I walked I would get pistoning.
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    Allow me to introduce myself

    By the way, I'm in nyc. Your right ny is very big
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    Allow me to introduce myself

    Probably the reason they won't fit mine they been having a hard enough time gettin this one right
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    what socket would be best for me

    Thanks for the input, I've been an amputee since 2008, and have gone thru 3 legs so far
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    Best prosthetist in Orlando??

    Is that Stan Patterson you guys are talking about?
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    what socket would be best for me

    New here. Question I have is do they require your stump to be a certain length in order to get that system, I asked about it and my prosthesis brushed me off about gettin on