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  1. I've been an amputee for almost 50 years now, RBK, had a ton of prosthetics over the years. First were the PTB legs. In the past ten years, I've been using the OttoBock Harmony system, first the Harmony HD, and now the Triton Harmony . Lately I've been having some issues on my stump, that seem like old PTB troubles. With the PTB, I'd have an occasional problem with "splitting" around the scar area, if my leg wasn't making good contact on the distal end, now I seem to be having the same problem with my Harmony socket. I know, if there is a gap between the bottom of the socket and stump, it can cause a "hickey" like issue, but this issue appears to be like the old PTB "splitting" issue. I have been to Hanger with this twice in the past week, even walked on crutches for several days. The tech did remove a "tech" spot (little urethane spots that OttoBock provides with a new system) which was put in there when my socket was new, February 2015, and it is feeling better, but I'm still getting a bit of drainage at that spot after a day using the prosthesis again. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem with a vacuum system. I've found over the many years of being an amputee, that things correct better by still using the leg, rather than laying low with it off. I am a Veteran, and deal with the VA, I am trying to get into the Amputee Clinic, but sometimes it takes a long time to get in touch. I'd appreciate anything anyone has experienced of similar issues. Tom
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