Amputation Support & Info Posts

Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Suggested Wearing Schedule: Day 1 – Wear 1 hour on, 1 hour off, up to 3 times per day Day 2 – Wear 2 hours on, 2 hours off, up to 3 times per day Day 3 – Wear 3 hours on, 1 hour off, up to 2 times per day Day 4 – Wear 4 hours on, 1 hour off, up...
Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Spinal Orthosis Use and Care Instructions

Your doctor has prescribed a TLSO to address a spinal issue. Because the TLSO is made of a rigid material, it is important to follow the wearing instructions. Use the TLSO as recommended by your doctor and keep all of your follow up appointments. Putting on your...
Foot Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Supra Malleolar Orthosis Initial Wear Schedule

Because the SMO’s are made of a rigid material, it is important to get used to them gradually. Day 1 – Wear 1 hour on, 1 hour off, 3 times per day Day 2 – Wear 2 hours on, 1 hour off, 3 times per day Day 3 – Wear 3 hours on, 1 hour off, 2 times per...
Instructions for Wearing Prosthetic Liners

Instructions for Wearing Prosthetic Liners

Putting on your prosthetic liner: Turn the liner INSIDE OUT. Place the cup end of the liner against your residual limb with no air bubbles or space. Roll the liner on while keeping the end of the liner flush against your limb. Roll, roll, roll up until the liner is in...
Instructions for Wearing Prosthetic Liners

Understanding Prosthetic Socks

Prosthetic socks are worn over the residual limb within a prosthesis.  Almost all types of below-knee and Syme’s prostheses are designed to be worn with a sock.  Prosthetic socks are available in various materials and thicknesses.  They add cushioning, reduce friction...