Troubleshooting… Stuck in prosthesis with locking liner.
What do I do if I am stuck in my leg or arm?
1) Depress Release Button and check ease of function
a) Make sure button is free of debris
b) If button fell out, use awl or metal skewer and push in to release
2) Push leg into socket more instead of pulling and attempt to release
a) Pulling the leg out of socket may be binding the pin to the lock
b) Pushing the leg into socket more, while simultaneously pressing button,may release the bind
3) Liner Release Suggestions
a) Pour warm soapy water at the top of liner between liner and skin
b) Use a large milkshake straw to gently work solution between liner and skin
c) Straw also provides a channel for air to move to the bottom of socket
d) Light blowing in straw will help aid in release. DO NOT USE PRESSURIZED AIR.
4) Once you feel soapy water over entire leg
a) Gently pull leg out
b) Liner will be in prosthesis
c) You now can reach in and pull liner out
If this technique is unsuccessful, contact us immediately at (216) 651-7788.
What do I do if my prosthesis feels uncomfortable?
a) My prosthesis feels too loose or I feel too much pressure on the end of my limb.
Try adding a prosthetic sock. If it still feels too loose add two prosthetic socks over your liner.
b) My prosthesis feels too tight.
Try wearing a thinner sock or no socks at all.
c) I can’t get my leg on.
If your prosthesis is so tight you can’t put it on, put a shrinker (compression) sock on your residual limb and elevate it. Try again after some of the swelling has gone down.
d) I have tried adjusting the fit with socks but it still doesn’t feel comfortable.
Call Leimkuehler, Inc. at 216-651-7788 to schedule an appointment for adjustment.