esther-l at alumni.virginia.edu
Mon Sep 8 10:58:54 PDT 2003
I don't know the name of the adhesive. I do remember that the adhesive
sold by the manufacturer of the cover did not work well enough, and my
prosthetist had to try a different adhesive.
If your prosthetist is having trouble getting adhesive to work, perhaps
he would be best served by asking other prosthetists in his geographic
area what they use, or joining the OANDP mailing list and asking there.
Susan Larson Saunders (again) wrote:
>Can you possibly give me the name of the product (glue) that you use
>specifically? Perhaps my "guy" doesn't have the right glue??
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Esther L." <esther-l at alumni.virginia.edu>
>To: "Amputee Information Network" <amp-l at u.washington.edu>
>Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 10:25 AM
>Subject: Re: poofing
>>Your prosthetist needs to try a different adhesive. I like the "plastic
>>sock" coverings, because they
>>are watertight. I've had problems with the glue not sticking - I just
>>go back to the prosthetist
>>and he gets creative because he gets tired of my nagging him.
>>Prosthetists have access
>>to lots of different adhesives. I can endure a few days of glue-smell,
>>if the cover will
>>I listened to the pitch from my prosthetist that many people like to
>>have the loose end of
>>the "plastic sock" long, and just pull it up well above the knee to
>>cover stumpsocks and
>>everything. I explained that I didn't want that, and that I wanted the
>>cover cut around the
>>top of the prosthesis and glued down. There are quite enough layers of
>>gel material covering my leg already, and I have no wish to add another
>>layer of heat-
>>trapping non-breathing material on top! I am quite warm enough already.
>>Susan Larson Saunders (again) wrote:
>>>Speaking of covering....
>>>I have the covering, then a "plastic sock" over that with the color
>>>match to my leg. Now - my foot is small, so they cut this sock and
>>>glued it in place. The glue doesn't stick well, and it keeps coming
>>>undone. The foot then "poof's" everytime I step and I either sound
>>>like I'm farting or squeeking.
>>>I can't seem to get satisfaction from my local prothestist. I'm
>>>frustrated at the fact that we can't seem to get this silly part of my
>>Esther L. esther-l at alumni.virginia.edu,
>>Speaking only for myself
Esther L. esther-l at alumni.virginia.edu,
Speaking only for myself
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