What type of cosmeisis for Bock knee?
shooter1 at mediaone.net
Fri Jul 27 22:56:24 PDT 2001
> I would ask a lot of questions about any cosmetic cover before
> choosing one. Some of those materials contain silicon. Shoe
> dye can bleed permanently into those materials. If a cosmetic
> cover will allow you to wear a sandal on the foot without
> any sort of sock or stocking, you need to know in advance
> if you are limited to skin-colored shoe dye to guard against
> dye bleeding.
Actually silicone covers are very durable and stain resistant, but verrrry
expensive. These finish covers are custom made and colored. The skins made of PVC
or similar materials do readily absorb dyes.
> My previous cosmetic cover has color bonding from a blue sandal.
> This was not the "new skin" brand. It wasn't from rain or puddles
> - just contact and summer humidity. I've had better luck with
> the kind of cosmetic cover where the prosthetist ships the limb
> to the place that sprays the cover material onto the limb at
> their facility.
The 2nd Skin is sprayed on, tricky to use, and very smelly. Many facilities do not
use because of the smell and health hazard to employees.
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2001 Anngelica26 at aol.com wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 18:45:57 EDT
> > From: Anngelica26 at aol.com
> > Reply-To: amp-l at u.washington.edu
> > To: Amputee Information Network <amp-l at u.washington.edu>
> > Subject: Re: What type of cosmeisis for Bock knee?
> > thanks for answering, I have a standard knee and used a hydrolic knee before
> > and
> > was quite scared of it because it took off. So, went back to regular. Was
> > looking
> > at Otto Bock knee. I am in my early 50's and have had this for 20 years.
> > But, I am almost retired and want something lighter- the plastic socket that
> > moves
> > with you and I also saw a new covering called new skin that they dye to match
> > yours
> > and no stockings are necessary and it wears well, I wanted imput and thanks
> > tell me yours is hydrolic knee correct? Angie
> -- Esther esther_l at ieee.org Speaking only for myself.
> If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
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