Patty (a very charming member of the United family) reported back this week that she is loving her new Infinite Sockets. One of the advantages to her is the reduced time to get in and out of the prostheses because of the adjustable feature of the sockets.
She is pictured here with Julianne (her prosthetist), wearing the new sockets on her foreshortened prostheses (commonly called “stubbies”). The foreshortened nature of these legs have many benefits, but primarily increase stability, maneuverability, and decrease energy expenditure while walking.
The Infinite Socket is a new socket design available to above knee and knee disarticulation amputees (http://www.
Contact us if you are interested in this socket design to find out if you are a candidate.