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Help! I keep puncturing my sleeve on my elevated vac system. I was told to use duct tape to repair hole! It just melts and slides and makes a mess! Anyone know of a tape or DYI patch that works??? I can’t find anything that will stick to the gel without rolling off. 

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Hi, I assume you are referring to the sleeve that goes directly onto your stump?  I would not be repairing this tbh - I have been told my prosthesist to request a new one if it is at all damaged as this could cause skin breakdown - I do recall there used to be some 'repair' patches that came with new sleeves??

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No, I’m referring to the sleeve that goes over the socket then over your liner. Doesn’t have contact with the skin accept at the top to create vacuum.😊

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