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Hi!  My husband is a below the knee amputee with a prosthesis which will not release to get it off.  What can we do?  Thanks.

Answer
I will need additional information.  What type of suspension (lock or valve).  Your answer would dictate which trouble shooting method to use.  Does he wear a liner?  Does he use prosthetic socks?  Has he gained any weight since he received the prosthesis.  How long has the issue with the prosthesis been occurring?

Please respond with a little bit more detail.  Brand of parts would be ideal.  Thanks for your question.

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Scott Anderson

Expertise

General to detailed questions regarding prosthetics (fit, function, mechanics, pre-op/post-op care). Specifically below knee prosthetics

Experience

ABC Certified Prosthetist 2004 Florida State Licensed Prosthetist Certificate of Prosthetics Century College 2003 Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician 1997 Clinic Accounts Manager Novacare OandP 1996 Account Rep@HealthSouth Regional Business Office 1995 BSc Health Service Administration 1995

Organizations
TKE FAOP ABC NCOPE

Education/Credentials
Graduate University of Central Florida- BSc Century College- Certificate Prosthetics

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Private and Government Sectors

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