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FordGuy48

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  1. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    cherylm, Okay, I went to Hanger this morning, after examining my liner, he found two cracks in the bottom, let's see if that was the problem, makes sense since the skin is right against the liner, and would suck into the cracks. I've noticed that for a few months.I thought it was just discoloration, but never gave it a second thought until he examined it and explained t, I don't know why I didn't think of that as long as I've had Harmony systems! Hope this is it! The discoloration has been there for a while, not from this incident. Its impossible to clean, it penetrates the urethane.The liner turns yellowish after a few months use.
  2. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    I tried to edit and put this picture of the inner liner on my socket, but I had to start a new reply.
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    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Oh, that sounds like a good idea, I'm not sure if there is a comfort fit button on mine, is yours a Triton Harmony like mine? I have two spots I believe inside my socket, my socket has a "soft insert", and I think the second is under the insert, I remember when I got this leg, he had left a piece of tape over that one, and when I went back for a checkup, he removed it, not sure why there are two. Maybe I could try a piece of an old wool stump sock.I hate to remove that insert, it's hard to get back in place for me, then that would bring other problems. I have to go to Hanger on Tuesday, so we'll see. I've only been seeing this tech for about a year and a half, they had a big turnover for a while, so he doesn't really know my whole history, like he thought that crevice was a "split" in the skin. I wish the original guy I worked with was still there, he moved to CA! I'm trying Triamincinolone acetonide cream on the are, but can only use it at night, its kenalog. I hope this is resolved soon, I am getting behind in things I need to finish before it gets too cold! Thanks for the input cherylm!
  4. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    I'm still having trouble, I tried adding a sock, but that was actually worse, this has to be a vacuum issue. I've been really taking it easy, take my leg off whenever I can. This is making me nuts, LOL. I mentioned vacuum to my tech on my last visit, and he seemed to brush it off. When I first got this leg, a day after wearing it, I had blisters from the vacuum and a gap in the bottom, and now when I remove my liner, the whole end of my stump is red, so.... You mentioned an adjustment in the suction, did the prosthetist do that? I'm curious, because I've noticed all along with this leg, when I sit it hurts from time to time, until I release the vacuum.... I thought this would feel better by now, just over 2 weeks!
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    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    I'm beginning to wonder if I tried to hard to remedy this, I've gotten sore there from time to time with the Harmony, and it's always cleared up okay, this time I was trying adding a sock, fooling around with the little pads, etc. I also was in for a skin exam yesterday at my dermatologist, and I talked with her about this, she said it sounds a lot like a diaper rash, which makes sense since it is moist inside the liner a lot. Right now, I've gone back to the socks and a small pad, that I had before, and trying that. I've learned over the years to experiment myself when I've had issues, so lets see!
  6. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Well, after trying different things, I am feeling it is actually hurting on the end of my tibia. When I used to have issues like that on the old PTB's, they'd pour a new pad, and have me push to the back, so some of the pad went up the front of the socket. I know the Harmony is a total contact socket, but I wonder if trying something along these lines, using one of the tech spots OttoBock provides might help.
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    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Oh, and that little cup actually has a bit of a pad in it too, I used that when I had to have a new liner cast, I didn't know OttoBock only kept the custom liner specs for two years, so now I get a liner cast, and it wasn't perfect fit with the existing socket.
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    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    The cup worked good for me with my last leg, also a Harmony, but my prosthetist said he didn't have any. Yes, volume change is minimal anymore, although, I had my last leg for 8 years, and was just wearing a thin sock and two of those short socks OttoBock provides with the unit, with this one, I've gone up too two one ply socks... I solved the catching the tube problem with a velcro strap! Im feeling a little better today, I have a feeling leaving a gauze pad on the sore, may have made it linger! I've had issues like this before, and it would last a day or two at the most, we'll see how I do!
  9. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    Oh wait, you had trouble with air space in the liner? I had an issue like that with my last Harmony, the tech gave me a little "cup" that fit over the end of my stump before I put the liner on, and that helped a lot, it came for Ohio Willow Wood. I wish I still had it! Plus, it wasn't porous like the OttoBock liner, easier to clean! What I have is a "crevice" that has been there for a long time, like where my scar is, and the tissue recessed as my stump shrunk over the first several years, thats where I'm having the issue right now.
  10. FordGuy48

    OttoBock Triton Harmony

    I've had this current prosthesis since March 2015, I've had a few issues. I'm finding I may have been trying the wrong approach, I'm feeling like I have just been going in to far, I'm trying today to add another layer of sock, I've put clay in the bottom, and it flattened out pretty good, so that's why I am trying the socks. I never thought about that, my last leg, I didn't have an issue with that, but I'll try anything. My liner is custom fit, and I do know what the airspace can do, when I first got this leg, I had a space, and that created a few blisters. I've been using a prescription antibiotic ointment on the affected area.
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    Harmony Liner

    I posted earlier about the Harmony, but I have another thing I'm wondering about. If the vacuum pulls on the liner,mand in turn could it lead to a gap in the liner between the stump and liner bottom? I once had a small insert in my previous Harmony, like a little silicone cup that a prosthetist gave me to counter any gap inside. But my tech says there should be no gap inside. I'm beginning to wonder if this could be the problem I'm having now, I've tried a lot on the outside of the liner, and I appear to be making contact with the liner and bottom of socket, and still have an issue, I hope I can find the answer to this issue, I've always been able to counteract anything outside the liner, but this time, no luck with that!
  12. I couldn't use a pin lock, tried a check socket once, and it hurt to even stand on it, thats when i went to the Harmony. I'm right now having some stress issue, skin "splitting" on distal end like I had with old PTB's. I am beginning to think it's inside the liner, because putting a ball of clay in the bottom of my socket, shows I'm going in all the way.
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