Prosthetic Amputee Stump Socks
(These socks have no sewn hole in the bottom.)
(These socks have a sewn hole in the toe section for liners.)
To maintain an even, comfortable fit, it is necessary to accommodate for any volume changes by
adjusting the thickness of the prosthetic socks. This can be done either by changing to a thicker sock, i.e.,
from a 3-ply to a 5-ply, or by adding another 1- or 2-ply sock over the existing sock. Care must be taken
not to overdo this. If too many socks are used, the socket will not fit properly and may cause discomfort
and skin breakdown.
Half-socks. Amputees with transtibial (below-knee) prostheses often wear half-socks with full-length socks
over them. Worn together, these two socks add needed volume at the bottom of the limb while not putting
too much pressure at the top.
Stump Socks for amputees are a cost effective and extremely helpful tool to protect your skin.
Amputee Socks help remove oils, odors, and other contaminants as well as reduce pain by filling in spaces
(volume) where amputation has shrunk.
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