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FordGuy48

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    Amputee
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    Right BK
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    06-29-1967
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    Traumatic Injury

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  1. FordGuy48

    Sweating in urethane liner.

    Well, this odd, the area around the end of my tibia has been bothering me about a week, and has felt good since Wednesday, Now I’m getting some fluid, so it’s not sweat..
  2. FordGuy48

    Sweating in urethane liner.

    Hi, I haven’t visited here in a while. I am a BK, I have an OttoBock Harmony unit, urethane liner. I tend to sweat a lot inside it, I have a two month old socket and custom liner. I was having some trouble getting used to the socket, and was aching at a point on the end of my tibia, that soreness is better, but I have some macerated skin at that point, and wonder if anyone has any suggestions for dealing with this. It’s like the skin is trying to restore at the point, does that make sense? I’ve had similar before, but been so long I can’t remember how long it took to clear. I’d appreciate any ideas.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Wow, 8 months now on this socket, been a really good fit!
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Well, I got my new socket yesterday, and it's feeling pretty good so far, I'm really optimistic now!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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