Aura or Echo seal for BK elevated vacuum system?

Started by william michael leneke jr in Socket fit / comfort / design / function / components 23 hours ago. 0 Replies

Does anyone use, or have experience with Aura or Echo locking seals for use in a BK elevated vacuum system. Because this eliminates the sleeve, I'm thinking it might be a way to eliminate heat/sweat rash issues on my sensitive upper thigh skin…Continue

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HIFI sockets above the knee

Started by Dean Metcalf in Socket fit / comfort / design / function / components. Last reply by william michael leneke jr 23 hours ago. 1 Reply

I just joined Ampower and I am looking for any kind of feedback on this socket I have about a 7 inch stump for a right leg.looking forward to talking about this. I am thinking of trying this socket    Continue

Choosing to become an amputee

Started by Donna Adams in Electing to Amputate / Faced with this decision. Last reply by Joanie Mar 16. 1 Reply

In 2004 I was hit by a drunk driver as I was getting into my car.  To be honest I had no idea that the person that changed my life, was a drunk driver.  I found out that bit of information yesterday, when talking to my daughter, but after countless…Continue


Started by Jeff in General. Last reply by Gary Moody Mar 9. 14 Replies

Hello all I am a new left leg below knee amputee and have a question as to what to expect from my casting.1) how long is the casting process2) once the casting is done about how long will it take to receive my prosthesis ?3) I know everyone is…Continue

20 months post surgery and still barely able to walk

Started by Marxbro in General. Last reply by drew wattier Mar 8. 10 Replies

Hey. My name is David and I am a right bka and have some real problems that I am desperate to get help with. I had surgery on June 9th, 2015 and now, 20 months later I still can't walk without a walker and even with one the farthest I can go is…Continue

Reconstruction surgery

Started by Ellen Bietz in General Feb 24. 0 Replies

My daughter has developed a bone spur (she is AKA for 3 years). In addition to removing the spur we have decided to also address the issues she has with extra tissue and shape of the end of her stump. Has anyone had reconstructive surgery done? How…Continue

Should know this but I don't!

Started by Gilbert Satterfield in General. Last reply by Dawn Miranda Feb 20. 5 Replies

In 20 years I've had 6 prosthetic legs. My newest leg hurts like I can't explain. I've walked four hours at best on my leg and the pain is out of this world,, I can't deal! We've tried leg socks and cushion,Gel pads you name it we've done it. All…Continue

Update on whatI have been up too.

Started by brian jason white in Returning to work / society / public eye. Last reply by kathryn cartwright Feb 18. 1 Reply

I haven't been on in a long time because life has been really busy. Just wanted to update everyone. I started going to college in the fall of 2013 with the goal of eventually getting a master's degree in prosthetics and orthotics. I am happy to…Continue

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