Yes, you heard it right. We at Instalimb, offer a free test socket that can be tried and tested free of cost and then the decision is all yours for the final device.
Now you may ask, what is a test socket?
Test Socket :
It is the first and one of the most important steps in the socket fitment process. Test socket indicates the fabrication and fitment of a ‘test socket’. It helps the prosthetist to define a perfect fit for your stump. The idea is to form an initial assessment about any redness or pressure areas on the stump.
This test socket is then modified and changed to attain proper fit prior to final socket fabrication & fitment. Additionally, it also helps the amputee to get a brief of what their finished prosthesis will feel like!
Some companies even skip test fitting saying that their PO is too good to do the test fitting. Considering the international standard, being a good PO you can’t afford to skip this stage.
If you are a new amputee, you may ask, what is a socket?
Socket is the most powerful part of the prosthetic. It is the primary contact between the prosthetic and residual limb. The stump along with a sleeve liner or sock in most cases.
Socket Display :
The significance of a socket lies in its fit, the better the fit – the better is the distribution of your body weight allowing the proper ease in your movements. Every socket is custom-made, although only because it was made for you by plaster casting, does not mean that it will guarantee the right fit.
The way even the most high quality shoes can leave your feet blistered if they’re not the right fit, the same way an ill-fitted socket can affect your stump in numerous ways. May it be pain, discomfort, skin damage and so on.
If you are a prosthetic user, you may ask how to identify if your socket is not ideal?
Tap here, to answer a few simple questions that will help you identify and reassess your socket priorities.
Recognising the importance of a test socket in the prosthetic rehabilitation process, Instalimb provides free test socket fitting to all its users.
This is the time to reach out to us and try a test socket free of cost. Step it up with Instalimb – Contact us today!