What is socket technology?
A prosthetic socket is a crucial component in a prosthesis. It acts as the interface between the prosthetic technology and the residual limb. If it doesn’t fit correctly, amputees can experience pain, sores and blisters, and the prosthesis will feel heavy and cumbersome. As a result, an amputees ability to move freely without pain may be compromised and they may not use their prosthesis at all. To help avoid this discomfort, various different methods of securing the prosthesis to the residual limb exist.
Maintaining a healthy residual limb can be challenging and a contributing factor to the overall comfort of the socket. To support this, a variety of prosthetics liners are available, each offering a range of specific benefits to suit the amputee’s individual circumstances.