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Sat Jul 24 11:59:38 PDT 2004
I have had a prosttec leg for 27 years ,my first three where totel fiberglass with woolsocks and allways had problums with fiting right now the new teck legs are so muchbetter the new Alpha liner makes it fit like a glove.but with the old legs and the new ones to I have always had problums with sycsts, staff-Infections and the bad oder asosceated with a prosteces.there was a time then I was at risk of loosing my life dew to staff inf... I live in old mexico where you can get the strongestantibiotics still could not stop this problum it just cept comeing back.one day an old mexican woman gave my wife a plant told her to make tea of it and to washmy leg with it every day for one week and then two times a week after that.in seven daysthe sores and infection and even the bad oder was gone.I have ben using this tea now for two years and have not had even one sore and no moreoders am shure this tea saved my life.My wife and i have paid for the rights to packege and distibute this!
tea We named it (AMPU-TEA) aneyone interested can wright me at mychitnmx at myway.comI stand behind it with my life garenteed. AMPU-TEA KEN--- On Fri 07/23, Ruth Jean Clark < rjclark at telus.net > wrote:From: Ruth Jean Clark [mailto: rjclark at telus.net]To: amp-l at u.washington.eduDate: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 13:29:41 -0700Subject: RE: Stump SocksKirk has reintroduced a topic that has also been discussed in the past, andis near to my heart.To the best of my knowledge ALL prosthetic products and components areclassified by both US and Canadian Federal governments as Class 1 products(I may not have the exact technical term here). Other products included inthis class are eye glasses, tooth brushed, canes, crutches etc. All aremedical products that do not, by law, require a perscription for theirpurchase. It is the industry that has put a purchasing restriction on theseproducts. (if anyone feels differently about this, pleas!
e cite chapter andverse of federal legislation from Health Canada, FDA
, IRS or Rev. Can. tosupport your view). Likewise,it is the Industry that has discouraged theresue of good quality used components, not government regulation.As has also been discussed many times on this list, many amputees are veryinventive and have designed high quality, user friendly prostheticcomponents and make them available to a few friends. Many amputees areinvolved in highly technical jobs and making a high function ankle, changinga cable on a body powered arm or putting a new elastic on a hook is not achallenging task for them. I agree with Kirk and Wayne (and many others)that many of these products should be available for retail sale directly tothe amputee. Afterall,if private individuals can purchase all thecomponents at retail and do a complete brake job on their car why can't theyreplace the cable on their arm????Why is this near to my heart? As many of you will know, I had worked withthe late Dr. Chaz Holder for the last 3 years of his life. A tripleamputee, h!
e had developed Socketless Prosthetic Technology. There are closeto 400 socketless Below-Elbow limbs in use, successfully, around the world.Chaz himself and one other person have used the socketless Above-Knee systemfor over 1 1/2 years (and more for the 2nd person). This technology may notbe for everyone, but it can work for many and it can provide prostheticassistance for many people who can not use a conventional socket. Why hasthe industry not embraced this technology? Could it have something to dowith the fact that as a pediatric arm, the BE will accommodate up to 4 yearsof growth with NO major change to the system. Hmmm, where does that put theprosthetists BMW?I am striving to continue his work, as well as my own line of Office andProfessional clothing for people who use wheelchairs fulltime. But, andthis is a big but, I can not do this working all by myself.To get back to the topic that introduced this note. Stump socks. Yes, Ican design a stump sock and find manufac!
turing. I also have a higherfunction hook in 2nd generatiaon prototype
An associate has designed animproved ankle, which is patent pending, which I have full rights todistribute. I also have a far superior design for trousers for people whouse wheelchairs full time, etc., etc.,etc. But working by myself, with verylimited funding means that it will be very slow to "get these products tomarket".Why the long note? This is where you all come in. Each of you deserves theconsumer right to have selection and choice for your consumer products.There are small producers like myself with products we would like to makeavailable for you to select from. I am needing administrative and financialassistance to make these products available. I am a TAB (Temporarily AbleBodied), don't need any of these myself and perhaps never will but I knowthat many do. These are products that many of you need.This is your chance to take some control of your own future. If anyonewould like to actively support an improved future for yourselves, you arewelcome to contact me priv!
ately or through the list. One of the notes inthis thread mentioned other small companies that use to sell products andare no longer in business. Why??? Was it their product and service or wasit because they did not receive support from the community they were tryingto serve?I apologize to anyone who feels this is too commercial a note. For youothers, this is a small chance for you to shape your future. Consumerawarness and demand have made major differences in other industries, why notprosthetics and adaptive clothing too?If anyone would like to reach me off line they are free to contact me asfollows.Ruth ClarkPrestige Health Care Technologies, Ltd. (A Canadian company)featuring CZ Socketless prosthetic technologywww.czbiomed.mdFashion Magic Apparelwww.fashionmagic.bc.cainfo at czbiomed.md(250) 314-1849859 Battle StreetKamloops, B.C. canada-----Original Message-----From: AMP-L-owner at u.washington.edu[mailto:AMP-L-owner at u.washington.edu]On Behalf Of Wayne RenardsonSent: Thursda!
y, July 22, 2004 09:30To: Amputee Information NetworkSubject: Re: Stum
p SocksHello Kirk:K> I have been a double amputee (left arm & right leg)since 1997. Myproblem is that my stump socks for my leg are wearing out and I needto find an outlet on the internet to replace them.Try:I have never used them so cannot comment on their service. Over timeseveral sites selling direct have been closed. Of course, the notionthat as an adult I have to obtain an Rx for a sock strikes me asludicrous when I can waltz into any drug store and purchase mind-numbing chemicals without an Rx.It is not take much effort to figure out why someone would want tomandate that socks be a prescribed item.Wayne Renardson
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