Lower Limb Sockets
A socket is the suspension system that connects your residual limb to your prosthesis. There are three types of suspension systems, vacuum, mechanical lock, and suction. The team at Progressive O&P will work with you on selecting a socket that will work best with your prosthesis and your lifestyle. The more active you are, the more important the selection of your socket. Socket design is part science and part art and our Fabrication Team will design and create the perfect custom socket just for you.
Symphonie Aqua System for Socket Fitting
Progressive O&P is one of the first in the US to use the new Symphonie Aqua System by Cypress Adaptive to significantly reduce/eliminate the need for cast modifications and multiple check socket fittings. Socket fit is vital to the comfort, suspension, control, and acceptance of a lower extremity prosthesis.
Symphonie helps to consistently and accurately capture limb contours and tissue displacement. While casting with the Symphonie Aqua System, the optimal hydrostatic pressure is applied to the limb while in full weight bearing. The individual’s body weight and tissue contours under weight bearing can then transfer perfectly and evenly to the casting material, thus capturing an impression that accurately reflects the limb under full weight bearing conditions. The full contact and weight bearing that the patient experiences during the casting process also provides excellent proprioceptive feedback to the patient who can then give the practitioner valuable information concerning bony and sensitive parts of the limb before the socket is made.
Customized Socket Art
If you can dream it, we can design a custom socket cover with custom artwork or hand-paint tattoos on your prosthetic skin cover.