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Amy wrote at 2008-07-24 23:51:45
Hello. I just looked at your website who e-mailed it to me.  I know how the amputee feels with the blisters and sores.  I am an AKA for 17 years almost.  During these years every prosthesis I have had the sores always come back.  My skin finally calloused over in the spot that got them so often.  I have no solutions, because no liner that I have ever had nor leg has been able to solve the problem.  I also learnt the hard way to never use powder of any kind in the socket for it holds in the moisture and causes more sores that are very painful.  I hope you find and answer to your problem.

Leo wrote at 2015-01-06 10:54:21
Prostheses are held in place by vacuum, or by straps. The latter put more pressure on your leg and if you are using these, change them to vacuum type. They are both more comfortable, and more secure.

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