Back to the process of Bojan's leg. After they molded for the liner, they got the check socket. The casting was such a good one, this time we did not need to take another mold after the liner was done. They went ahead and made the check socket. This was fantastic! Since our prosthetist is building a new office soon, for now, making some house calls instead of us going in. Must say, wish we could do that in the future. But, don't mind going for a good fit and someone that meets Bojan's needs.
Bojan trying on the new liner for the first time.
Lotioning up so that the liner goes on easier. Alex is working on homework while watching.
This is the check socket. It's made to see if it is a good fit or not or if adjustments need to be made.
After getting all the socks and liners on, the check socket goes on.
Not ready yet. Notice the huge gap at the bottom? His leg has to get all the way to the bottom.
Requires lots and lots of pushing down. Hard at first b/c it has been months since he has used this leg. Remember, it's waking back up.
While trying to get it to fit, the boys have an idea. to get the air out and maybe make it fit easier. All else fails, bring on out the power tools. LOL. They went out back to drill the hole.
Definitely helped a bit more and Bojan pushed some more to get it in.
Lotioning up yet again. This is a process to stop and start and try different methods to get the best fit possible w/ the socket.