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Road Trip to Socket Bliss

WillowWood’s guest blogger this month is Kevin Bidwell, CP, BOCO, of Precision Orthotics & Prosthetics in Las Vegas. Thank you Kevin for sharing your experiences with the WillowWood One System as both a user and a clinician! Hi, my name is Kevin Bidwell.   I am an active left transfemoral amputee of 25 years.  I was Continue reading…

Creative Design of Custom Liners

Ten years ago, WillowWood introduced Alpha DESIGN® Liners to allow practitioners to specify the thickness and placement of gel within an Alpha® Liner. That initial offering of Alpha DESIGN Liners focused on amputees with uniquely-shaped limbs who could not wear off-the-shelf liners to experience the comfort of Alpha gel. As clinicians have become more and Continue reading…

Vacuum 101

You may have heard of a vacuum socket…or elevated vacuum…or vacuum suspension…or a vacuum-assisted socket… and wondered what these terms mean. Actually, they all refer to a socket with a vacuum pump that removes air from the space between the prosthetic liner and the socket. Removing the air creates what is called “negative pressure” that Continue reading…

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