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Benefits of custom silicon HTV socket socket and 3D printed silicon prosthetic liners

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Benefits of custom silicon HTV socket socket and 3D printed silicon prosthetic liners

1 month ago

In recent years, the prosthetics industry has undergone a transformative evolution. One among that is custom 3D printed silicon liners for transtibial (below-the-knee) and transfemoral (above-the-knee) amputees. 

We will explore the combined benefits of custom HTV silicon socket and 3D printed silicon prosthetic liners, revolutionizing the field and significantly improving the quality of life for amputees.

Understanding the Need:

Custom HTV silicon socket: Traditional prosthetic liners often fail to provide the desired level of comfort and fit for individual amputees specially for transtibial amputations. custom HTV silicon address these challenges by offering personalized solutions tailored to the unique anatomical characteristics of each user’s residual limb.

3D printed Silicon prosthetic liners: Are recommended when stump shape is irregular in shape where the standard silicon liners can fill the packets or when the stump has hyper sensitivity which has to be managed with different thickness of silicon  

Key Features of Custom HTV Silicon Prosthetic sockets:

  • Personalized Design and Manufacturing: Custom HTV silicon sockets are designed carefully using CAD CAM technology and fabrication of the sockets are hand made with different densities of silicon according multiple factors including contours of an amputee’s residual limb, skin integrity, skin sensitivity and many more. This personalized approach ensures an accurate fit, minimizing discomfort, pressure points, and skin irritation.
  • Enhanced Comfort: The inherent softness and pliability of silicon on the desired area contribute to a comfortable and cushioned experience for the user. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with active lifestyles, as the material adapts to movement, reducing the risk of friction-related issues.
  • Durability and Longevity: It has ability to withstand the wear and tear associated with daily use. The fabrication method ensures a long-lasting solution for amputees seeking reliability from their prosthetic components.

Key Features of 3D printed Silicon prosthetic liners:

  • Precision Customization: 3D printing technology allows for unparalleled precision in creating custom silicon liners through highly accurate 3D printers from a CAD design. The process involves digital scanning of the residual limb, enabling the fabrication of prosthetic liners that perfectly match the individual’s unique anatomy.
  • Complex Geometries: 3D printing enables the production of complex geometric shapes and patterns, ensuring an even distribution of pressure across the residual limb. This level of customization is challenging to achieve with traditional manufacturing methods.

Conclusion

The combination of custom HTV silicon liners and 3D printing technology represents a revolutionary leap forward in prosthetics. Amputees can now benefit from prosthetic liners that not only offer a tailored fit and enhanced comfort but also leverage cutting-edge technology to address their unique anatomical needs. As these advancements continue to shape the future of prosthetics, the industry is witnessing a new era of innovation focused on improving the overall well-being and mobility of individuals with limb loss.

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