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Old 04-19-2011, 09:01 PM   #1
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bka 2009

i am 33 years old with a below knee amp. amputation was about 1year ago.i am having problems with rubbing my bottom corner of my shin bone.Hanger who works with me and builds my leg has tried to correct the problem has had no sucess.after 5 different sokets it is like they still dont know.they just cannot get it right.please help it would be greatly appreciated.

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Angry Re: bka 2009

I to have the same problem.
Things I have done to reduce the problem,
Switched from a 6ml liner to a 9ml liner.
Manufactured a 1/8Ē foam u shaped, and straddle the bone so more contact is around the bone and not on the end.
My prostatic guy who is part of Hanger, he ground a small relief in my socket.
What may be going on is you are shrinking at such a rate you donít have the natural padding anymore it is just your skin and bone.

 
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