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suction socket with sock (AKA)

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Does anyone use suction socket with a thin wool pull sock anymore (except me)?

My leg was amputated 30 years ago, and ever since I've had the same system to wear my leg.

We have tried the newer solutions over the years, but always found the old system is the best solution for me.

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My legman changed and he says it won't work anymore, no matter what... But he hasn't been able to find any other solution either :( I begin to feel hopeless in getting a proper leg to walk longer again.

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I wear a total contact suction socket, just a test socket at moment. I pull myself in with a lanyard bag, through the valve hole, leaving just the skin nect to the socket wall, no socks. Suspension works great ...now just have to get the fit good enough to wear it for any length of time.

Interested to know why your leg man says that the suspension method you have used for so many years, won't work anymore? What has changed, apart from your leg man. Does he not have the skills of your old legman?

Hope you find a solution soon.

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