Flexible Prosthetic Socket

Prosthetic socket comfort often is a big problem for above knee amputees. The flexible prosthetic socket I am demonstrating here has changed my quality of life as an above-the-knee amputee! This socket is very comfortable, yet providing good stability when I walk on my prosthetic leg. When I have a day in office, or in my job having long meetings with customers, I require a comfortable prosthetic socket that enables me to sit for long hours without having pain from the prosthetic socket. When walking, I require good stability in the socket. My flexible prosthetic socket is made from silicone with different degrees of flexibility, and certain areas having a rigid carbon frame inside.

Above knee amputation flexible transfemoral socket.

Comfortable and flexible prosthetic socket for above knee prosthesis

This innovative prosthetic socket design has been developed by Alexander Schwarz and Udo Danske from Schwarz Prosthetics. Also see my article on Prosthetic Socket Fit.

In the video below I am testing a new above knee prosthetic socket. My prosthetist, Alexander Schwarz, is doing a video gait analysis here (see more on Alex Schwarz’s German Facebook profile and Alex Schwarz’s English Facebook profile).