Add Sock Ply:
1. Pressure along your kneecap, boney prominences, especially tibia or femur
2. It feels as if you’re walking on the bottom of your residual limb
3. You can rotate within your socket even with weight applied.
4. The skin along bottom of stump is becoming discolored
5. You have an overall sense that your socket is loose; you should be continually experimenting and/or adjusting your stump sock ply
Remove Sock Ply:
1. You are unable to or having trouble trying to apply your prosthesis.
2. You feel pain and/or excessive redness along the tibial tubercle. This is the bone just below your kneecap
3. The bottom of your (stump) residual limb is throbbing
4. In extreme occurrences, typically after 2-3 months, you notice the bottom of your residual limb is leaking, blisters are forming, an odor has formed, and your skin is discolored. This may be a very curable reaction to a lack of total contact called Verrucous Hyperplasia.
5. If you wear a locking prosthetic liner and you are unable to get the pin to activate the lock after repeated attempts to align your pin; assuming you’re locking pin is long enough
TIP: When you are having trouble getting the pin along the bottom of your prosthetic gel liner to activate your lock start with no socks and slowly work up to the correct sock ply count. Once you can get your lock to activate take your prosthesis off and add a sock. If your lock activates again, repeat this process until you are at an optimum stump sock ply count.
Please contact LeTourneau Prosthetics with any further questions or concerns. We have offices in Beaumont, Nederland and Jasper, Texas for your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you!