Prosthetics Posts

Understanding Prosthetic Socks

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...
Next Prosthesis Timing

Next Prosthesis Timing

When am I eligible for my next prosthesis? Eligibility for a new prosthesis is a common question for amputees in our community.  At a recent Paraclete Amputee Support Group meeting held at Encompass Health in Rock Hill, SC a patient asked: “when am I eligible for my...