A long time patient of O'Connor Orthopedic came to us for an alternative style socket. In the past the patient has been in rigid quadrilateral sockets, flexible brim ischial containment sockets, and even sub-ischial elevated vacuum sockets. Each new socket had always been an improvement over the next but he had still never had anything that he truly loved. He came in with interest in the LIM socket but due to his small stature we did not have enough room. We set out to design a soft flexible inner socket using suction with a small rigid outer frame and an adjustable brim.
The resulting socket is very flexible around the brim for ultimate comfort and during sitting. Likewise the flexible material allows for great suction and distal comfort while the rigid frame gives just enough support for total control. The patient has been wearing the new socket for over 2 weeks and is saying it is the most comfortable socket he has been in yet.
O'Connor Orthopedics & Prosthetics is not only committed to helping our patients in the office but also assisting orthotic and prosthetic users around the world stay up to date on the latest and greatest.