The Latest Technology in Prosthetics
MAS TRANSFEMORAL SOCKET TECHNOLOGY
The M.A.S. socket design for transfemoral amputees provides several clinical benefits to the patient including: full range of motion, better functional gait, and a much improved cosmetic appearance. The new design is also much easier for patients to don, and they can sit more comfortably because there is no rigid socket beneath the gluteus. The design also seems to be surprisingly skin-friendly despite the intimately fitting contours. Generally there is no skin irritation, and some amputees who have worn previous prostheses found that existing skin problems cleared up with the M.A.S. design.
RCR TRANSTIBIAL SOCKET TECHNOLOGY
The RCR socket design for transtibial amputees is the result of a prosthetist who is also a below-knee amputee being unsatisfied with his current socket. Despite a number of advancements in components, such as gel liners and lock mechanisms, no new developments had taken place in transtibial socket designs in a long time. He began developing a new transtibial socket design, resulting in the RCR Socket. This socket was designed to increase range of motion, control rotation and improve comfort, all while relieving pressure on the patellar tendon. When used with a suction lock the result is superior suspension, with optimal comfort. Suspension and socket control is obtained throughout the entire socket, rather than in specific areas, allowing below-knee amputees the sensation that the socket is not even there.