Artificial limbs that are used in cases of amputation are knows as prosthetics limbs. While you can use crutches or wheelchairs, it is always better to opt for prosthetics leg as it offers better gaits, better sense of independence and a better-psychological point of view towards life.
The Otto Bock way
If you are facing amputation, Otto Bock’s Harmony prosthetics leg is your best bet for any below knee level systems. Otto Bock has combined two of the best prosthetics systems- the Triton carbon fiber foot and the Harmony volume management system. The Harmony system improves the connection with your leg so that you can walk with improved speed and also ensures security. The Triton foot, on the other hand, has a functional ring that helps in managing any bumps and obstructions you may find on your way.
Coping with the initial problems
Very often it so happens that your leg may feel loosely connected to your prosthesis. This happens because of the volume changes in your sockets. There are some conventional weigh bearing sockets that causes this fluctuation in the fluid level and can even force fluids to come out of the limb while creating a disturbance in pressures. This can over the course of time, cause skin problems and block your activities. But you will not be facing these problems with the Harmony Prosthetics leg which is designed in a special way.
The role of TSWB
Otto Bock has created a TSWB (Total Surface Wight Bearing Socket) that holds the weight of the whole surface instead of just the edge or the bottom. The liner is made from Polyurethane that distributes pressures in your socket in an even manner. Add to these, the Harmony functional ring. This ring acts like a pump to create the elevated vacuum, thereby supplying shock absorption and can even twist like a real angle while you are loading. Lastly, there is a three carbon fiber springs which give you a wonderfully smooth rollover. Along with these, comes the adjustable heel that has the shock absorbing property too. As you can see, the Harmony Triton Elevated Vacuum system includes a TSWB socket, the Anatomic 3D PUR liner, the Harmony functional ring and the Triton carbon fiber foot. The whole package reduces the risk of any fluid loss, and you can only relish the wonderful comfort as you walk.
The advantages of using a Harmony Prosthetics Leg are manifold, as you can already understand:
- You can walk easily on a rough surface.
- You can maintain balance both when you walk and stand.
- You can walk very naturally
- The linkage will help you feel where your leg is in space (proprioception). This helps in more confident ambulating.
- Reduces fluctuations in residual limb volume so that you don’t need to add spots and socks throughout the day.
- Reduces forces in the socket.
Hence, amputees need not wait any further to get back their strength of limbs. One can order Harmony Prosthetic Legs now and enjoy the benefits of smooth walking again with content and satisfaction.