Pain vs. Comfort
There are two basic reasons for pain or discomfort when a prosthesis is worn. An ill-fitting socket and wrong alignment:
At Marco du Plooy we do every effort to ensure that your prosthetic product will fit correctly and be aligned correctly.
To ensure that every prosthesis fits correctly we make a clear test / diagnostic socket. This socket is fitted on the bare skin with the patient standing or walking on it. Should the patient experience any discomfort or pain at this stage, it is possible to relieve any pressure point by heating the clear material and moulding it to the required shape. This new mould will be used to manufacture the prosthesis.
To ensure that optimal comfort is obtained, we use L.A.S.A.R products to align the prosthesis to each individual amputees requirement.
Remember,IT IS NOT NESSECARY TO LIVE WITH CONSTANT PAIN…