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  1. Hello, I am wearing OttoBock Harmony Urethane liners, with SkinGaurd, on my bk. They are a year old, new liners are on order. I'm wondering if anyone here has experienced these, lately I'm getting some redness almost looks like a rash, but doesn't itch or hurt. I've been using the Harmony liners for over ten years, and the age of the liner is causing this.
  2. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Well, the sweat took some getting used to, I can deal with it ok. But Hanger got me these Silver Socks, worn inside the liner, they really wick away the sweat, and don't smell, I try to wear one when I know I'll be sweating a lot! http://www.knitrite.com/prosthetics/prosthetic_socks/linerlinersock.html
  3. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    My tibia is boney, fibula was cut back some years ago to remove a bone spur. My last socket I had trouble with my tibia, this one, has been wonderful. With my last socket, I did need to loosen the sleeve on a long car ride. This one, not at all! I had a good prosthetist at Hanger.
  4. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Well, I had issues with the first sleeves I was getting in 2007, my first Harmony system, but then they gave me the Ottobock "Derma, Pro Flex Sleeves", and I get months, as many as 6 or 7 sometimes with these sleeves. I've had my current Harmony setup for almost a year now, and it's the best I've ever had, no sores. Everyone is different, but I'm sold on the Harmony. I am a patient of Hanger Clinic.
  5. FordGuy48

    KnitRite Liner-Liner XStatic Socks

    Okay, after a few days experimenting, I think the problem is related to the vacuum system, Harmony, so I guess I can't wear the sock inside my liner, it's fine without it. Wish it would work, sure does wonders with the perspiration! Its appears to be irritating the scar line invaginations.
  6. Hi, I've been using the Liner-Liner X-Static socks for about a month now, great for perspiration! The last few days I've been getting a too tight feeling in a spot when inside my liner, I'm not sure why this came up, when using it outside the liner, with a 1ply CoolBlue sock it's fine. (I've been using 1ply CoolBlue sock on the outside) Is it possible the X-Static is making the liner tighter?
  7. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Wow, 8 months now on this socket, been a really good fit!
  8. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Hi there, over two months now with this new socket, and it's going great, feels really good! I'm still having some minor issue with maceration on my distal end, but honestly don't think i can do anything about that, since it's always warm and moist in the liner. Doesn't hurt or anything, just looks funny. I tried using an anti perspirant before, but that seemed to make it even whiter looking! Anyway, this socket feels way better than my previous ever did! Knock on wood! LOL!
  9. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Oh, that sounds like you've been through an ordeal, hope things work out good for your recovery! Yes, this leg is doing good, still a little adjusting to it, as is normal for a new socket for sure, I'm just experiencing some tightness, it will be two weeks Friday. This has taken care of the trouble I was having so far, (I've actually been able to walk through WalMart), but I'm sure it will be fine.
  10. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Well, I got my new socket yesterday, and it's feeling pretty good so far, I'm really optimistic now!
  11. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    cherylm, I went today for casting for my new socket, around the new liner I was cast for. I just remembered something chatting with the tech, he said everybody has changes in shape, no matter how long they've been an amputee, and when I was wearing a PTB, I'd get sore on the end, and the solution was always to remove the silicone pad in the leg, and pour a new one, which I would step into the socket, and it would set up to my shape, and that fixed this stuff. Too bad the only way to do that with a Harmony, is to cast a new liner, sure would have fixed this right away. It's been 10 years since I used a PTB, I hadn't thought about that in a long time! How we forget things! LOL.
  12. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Oh, and by the way, the new Harmony liner I've been using for just 3 weeks, is already getting some cracks in the bottom, perhaps they had an issue. Oh, and the sheath was a bad idea, LOL, actually hurt.
  13. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Okay, over a month and a half now with this issue, in the process of getting a new socket made, had the cast for the liner two weeks ago, have to go Wednesday to cast the socket around the liner. I'm beginning to wonder if the soreness I'm experiencing is coming from the urethan liner, Thinking back, I have always had some skin issues on the distal end of my stump since using the Harmony, things like an occasional burning sensation when the liner is on. I think I'm going to try and wear a sheath inside the liner and see if that helps. I'm also wondering if my stump has changed gradually, and if so, a new casting might be the thing. I thought this had come on suddenly, but thinking back, over the past year, I have had some issues on the end, I know it the liner sticks to the distal end, even if I use the lotion OttoBock sends with a new liner, Hmmmm? Anyone have thoughts on the urethane connection?
  14. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    I'm still having trouble with this, and am beginning to think it's a fungal issue like athletes foot. I do perspire a lot in my liner. I didn't use the prosthesis for 6 days, I was using an old ptb, not walking on it, and it was a lot better, I then got back into the Harmony, felt good for a day and a half, then, right back to square one. I am getting a new socket, was cast for the liner Wednesday. I'm using my previous Harmony leg, but I still have the "burning" and maceration and some drainage on the bottom. I've always had off and on drainage like stains on my liner. Any ideas what I can use on this? My dermatologist recommended Desitin, but, that makes a mess in my liner. Oh, and any suggestions for removing stains from my urethane liner?
  15. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Well, I haven't walked with the Harmony since Friday, been on crutches, but using my 20 year old PTB leg for balance, I didn't feel stable without a leg there to bolster me. I'm going to Hanger tomorrow to see what he can do, but I also have a letter from the VA requesting a new socket. I hope tomorrow I can once again use the Harmony, I'm hoping the cracks in my old liner were the cause of this issue. Oh, and by the way, be careful using a topical antibiotic ointment, Mupirocin, I got one of the same side effects I got from an antibiotic pill I took last year....not pleasant! LOL!