A prosthesis is an artificial limb or artificial body part which replaces a natural limb or body part lost through illness, accident, or a birth defect. A prosthesis – whether a prosthetic leg or arm - is designed to be as close as possible to the natural body part it is replacing in terms of appearance and function. It may be for cosmetic purposes or highly functional. Health Products For You offers several prosthetic products like prosthetic socks, stump shrinkers. There are prosthetic skin lotions to provide relief from redness, itchiness, and cracking of the skin. Prosthetic antiperspirant sprays keep the wearer feeling fresh and clean, while cleansing agents are efficient and quick in removing dirt and perspiration from prosthetic liners and sleeves.
A prosthetic limb could be a prosthetic arm or prosthetic leg. A prosthetic leg is a highly functional artificial leg because it has to bear the entire body's weight. These prosthetic products are generally lightweight but made from a strong and durable material such as carbon fiber and covered with foam padding or plastic which is flesh-colored. Here, you will get a broad range of products and accessories that are specifically designed to meet the day-to-day needs and challenges faced by individuals with limb loss. These Amputee supplies may include items such as prosthetic socks, liners, skin care products, wound dressings, residual limb covers, and suspension sleeves.
A prosthetic helps a person carry on day-to-day activities without difficulty. Usually, all the basic tasks involved with walking and eating are easily taken care of. However, there have been instances of a prosthesis user performing amazing feats – such as running marathons, climbing mountains, and taking part in sporting events despite a prosthetic leg.
The prosthetic product range includes prosthetic socks and liners designed to provide maximum comfort to the prosthesis user. This comfort comes from the material that provides good pressure distribution and manages friction without affecting the wearer, especially in the skin-socket interface. The material is important to ensure the prosthetic product absorbs perspiration and maintains breathability.
Prosthetic socks are available in wool, cotton, and synthetics. Thickness, which is measured by ply unit, is usually between 1 ply to 6 ply.
Prosthetic socks made from wool provide excellent cushioning and comfort because of the material, which is highly conformable and resilient. Wool offers rapid moisture-wicking properties and a smooth, wrinkle-free fit.
Cotton prosthetic socks are less absorbent or cushioning than wool ones. Their advantage lies in being non-allergenic, durable, and easily adjustable to any skin type.
Synthetic material is also used for prosthetic socks, but they are used either alone or in combination with other materials. A popular blend is Lycra and polypropylene with wool. This combination offers prosthetic socks that are soft, strong, and shrink-resistant, thus maintaining their original shape over time with minimal stretch. They are more economical than all-wool socks.
Prosthetic socks made with CoolMax fibers have moisture-wicking action, which keeps the skin dry, cool, and comfortable. They are available with holes and without holes. Socks with plastic reinforced holes prevent fraying of the seam around the distal hole. They control the shape and thickness without requiring the yarn, volume, or tension adjustment.
Prosthetic liners are worn over the residual limb and act as a protective cover to prevent friction between the artificial limb's skin and socket. Using this prosthetic product ensures proper fitting of the prosthesis and prevention of chafing. Prosthetic liners are available in three types – silicone, polyurethane, and copolymer.
Silicone prosthetic liners are suitable for those with a low-to-moderate activity level. These prosthetic products are soft, durable, and easy to clean.
Polyurethane liners allow even distribution of pressure in the socket and are apt for low-to-high activity levels. They offer a precise and comfortable fit for all residual limb types, in particular sensitive, bony, or scarred.
Copolymer liners are usually suitable for persons with low activity levels. They are soft, highly elastic, and protect dry skin.
At Health Products For You, we supply innovative and high-quality prosthetic accessories for your prosthetics' care and maintenance and keep them in place. Our Prosthetic Supplies are from reliable manufacturers in the industry, like Alps, Julius Zorn, and Drypro. Place your order today!
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