What Should I Know As An Amputee

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW AS AN AMPUTEE


golfswingAs a patient, did you know there are new socket technologies that have been developed which can significantly improve your comfort, prosthetic outcome and quality of life? EMS, through the application of scientific studies, will bring you these advantages.

    • – Greatly improves proprioception and control of prosthesis during gait
    • – Reduces sweating by minimizing high/low pressure differences due to its compliant variable response capability
    • – Both its inner and outer sockets are dynamic in nature thereby accommodating shape changes that are taking place during prosthetic usage
    • – Increases the surface area of the flexible inner socket by 100% due to the multi-surfacing
    • – The multi-surfacing also increases the linkage or connection between the residual limb and socket by 400%
  • – Forces are disseminated over broad compliant surface area thereby reducing high peak pressure loads that are common in standard sockets

ENGINEERED COMFORT


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The EMS SOCKET

The EMS Socket provides substantial improvement in comfort and greatly improves proprioception. It accommodates the physiological shape changes that take place during flexion and extension of the knee. It reduces sweating by minimizing high/low pressure differences due to its compliant variable response capability. The multi-surfacing also increases the linkage or connection between the residual limb and socket by 400%. The design of this socket system brings prosthetic patients a high level of engineered comfort, which results in improved patient outcomes and quality of life.

EMS SOCKET DESIGN & FEATURES

1. Accommodates the physiological shape changes that take place during flexion and extension of the knee.
2. Increases the surface area of the flexible inner socket by 100% due to the multi-surfacing.
3. The multi-surfacing also increases the linkage or connection between the residual limb and socket by 400%.
4. Greatly improves proprioception and control of prosthesis during all phases of gait.
5. Reduces sweating by minimizing high/low pressure differences due to its compliant variable response capability.
6. Both its inner and outer sockets are dynamic in nature thereby accommodating shape changes that are taking place during prosthetic usage.
7. Forces are disseminated over broad compliant surface area thereby reducing high peak pressure loads that are common in standard sockets.
8. The EMS flexible inner socket is a custom manufactured injected molded elastomeric urethane. Because of this process it allows for an infinite variety of custom features.

 

At APR we are proud to announce with the help of Ottobock and EMS we are now only the second prosthetic company in North Texas to be certified in EMS new socket Technology.