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Once fitted with your prosthesis: inspection of the socket-liner interface


  • Clean your socket daily with a cleaning solution recommended by your prosthetist.
  • Your residual limb must fit snugly but comfortably in the socket. If the socket becomes loose, or if there are pressure areas, your skin might get damaged and your walking dynamics will be affected. Discuss this with your prosthetist before it becomes a problem.
Ernst van Dyk etch 2

"The socket-liner interface is the most important part of the prosthesis – it attaches the prosthetic leg to your residual limb – so it’s very important to take proper care of it."

- Ernst van Dyk