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Cleaning and Maintaining a Prosthetic Socket

Tips and tricks for optimal prosthetic socket care

The maintenance of a prosthetic socket is fairly simple and straightforward, however, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Good maintenance will increase the longevity of the socket and prevent any possible skin problems.
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Benefits of Using a Flexible Inner Socket

Fabricating a comfortable and adaptable prosthesis

Each amputee needs a patient-specific approach when it comes to creating a suitable and supportive prosthetic socket. One component that makes a prosthesis highly patient-adaptable, is a flexible inner socket. And while it is not used in all instances, a flexible inner socket can have numerous benefits for both the patient and the prosthetist.
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Moulding a Flexible Prosthetic Socket

Pull the perfect prosthetic sockets

In this guide, we explain how to expertly mould our flexible thermoplastic sheets for perfectly smooth and soft sockets. We share how to prepare the sheet, optimize your positive mould and some moulding tips so that you can make the most out of these advanced prosthetic socket materials. 
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The Art of Moulding a Prosthetic Socket

How to mould a prosthetic socket using the bubble-forming method

The process of moulding a socket is often seen as an art and requires great skill of a prosthetist. The socket needs to conform perfectly to the patient's stump so that it feels comfortable but still offers the necessary support. Follow along as we take you through all the steps of moulding a prosthetic socket using the bubble-forming method.
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The Optimal Heating Technique for Orfitrans Stiff

Make the most out of Orfit’s high impact resistance check socket material

When it comes to moulding a check socket, good preparation is key. You should understand how your check socket material behaves and get to know the optimal working conditions.
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The History of the Check Socket

The field of prosthetics has a long and rich history, dating back to the 5th Egyptian Dynasty (2750 - 2625 B.C.). The oldest practical prosthesis known to man is a toe made of wood and leather, which archaeologists found attached to the 3000-year old remains of an Egyptian noblewoman.
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5 Tips to Create the Perfect Positive Mould for Prosthetics

Forming a socket, whether it is a check or flexible socket, always starts with a positive mould. This positive mould can be made of plaster or foam, but in general, both materials are shaped and adjusted in a very similar way. If you consider the following tips and tricks when making and positioning a positive mould, you will reach the best results for your final socket.
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Using Orfitrans for 5 different O&P applications – examples by ‘Titan O&P Fabrications’

Titan O&P Fabrications, based in Pflugerville (Texas, USA), is a longtime user of Orfitrans materials, our product range of high melting temperature thermoplastic materials. These materials are mainly used for the production of external orthoses and prosthetic sockets. In this post, we highlight…
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Orfitrans Excel – innovative PE-copolymer for orthotics and flexible prosthetic sockets

Orfit’s Orfitrans is a well-known range of thermoplastic materials for the production of check sockets and flexible sockets. Orfitrans Excel is the newest type of PE-copolymer that was added to the list. Like all other Orfitrans materials, Orfitrans Excel pulls easily, uniformly and the side walls will not thin…
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