Direct Prosthetic Socket in New Mexico
At PrimeCare, we tailor direct prosthetic sockets to provide enhanced comfort, straightforward hygiene, and increased freedom of movement for people with limb loss. No two people have the same experience, so let us customize a socket that fits your needs.
Custom Prosthetic Socket in 2 Hours for Maximum Comfort and Mobility
A prosthetic socket is a prosthetic limb component that connects the residual limb and the prosthetic device. It is typically molded to the individual's body and limb shape, ensuring a direct and robust connection.
PrimeCare works with premium manufacturing partner, Össur to provide reliable and well-fitting sockets that can be manufactured and fitted within two hours. Lightweight and highly contoured, our prosthetic socket design reduces pressure on limb tissues, improves circulation, and improves amputee mobility.
Any problems with your existing socket - new or used - can be safely addressed with our software updates and expert calibration.
Direct Socket System Features & Benefits
Same Day Service
Flexibility and Comfort
Stability and Control
Strong Lamination Materials
Prosthetic Socket in One Day at PrimeCare
We work with insurance companies and offer free consultations. Learn more about our custom adjustable socket prosthetic options!
Ossur Direct Prosthetic Socket Technologies We Offer
When prosthetic leg sockets fail, it's usually due to residual limb failures and socket rigidity, which leads to negative rehabilitation outcomes. A poor-fitting socket can:
- Impact balance
- Contribute to falls
- Affect the ability to walk well
- Cause blisters and ulcers
- Be uncomfortable and painful to wear
Because the socket is the interface between the device and the residual limb, it must be well-fitted and comfortable to ensure successful rehabilitation. At PrimeCare, we fit patients with custom sockets that accommodate muscle growth, vascular areas, and bones.
Our carbon fiber prosthetic sockets optimally distribute pressure when shaping soft tissue during casting, improving comfort, mobility, and quality of life.
Prosthetic Socket Process Directly on Residual Limb
Step 1: Consultation & Measurements
The first step in making a socket prosthetic involves obtaining the shape and measurements of the residual limb and relevant body segments after the residual limb is properly healed. During the initial consultation, medical history, measurements, and relevant information are collected and sent to the patient's insurance provider for approval, which takes about a week.
Step 2: Prosthetic Device Fabrication
Once insurance approves, we send the patient's exact prosthetic requirements to Össur, the best prosthetic manufacturer in the business. The prosthetic components are tailored to the patient's lifestyle and mobility needs. After they receive our order, it takes Össur an estimated 2-3 days to make the prosthetic components.
Step 3: Prosthetic Socket Fabrication
Multiple layers of composite fabric are placed over the residual limb and casting liners. These are covered inside and out by silicone sheathing. A two-part resin is injected into the prosthetic socket material, which sets and becomes a lightweight socket.
Step 4: Prosthetic Socket Fitting and Adjustment
Once the trim lines are set and the components secured, the prosthetic is fitted with a seal-in liner, allowing our specialists to perfect a patient's static and dynamic alignment to maximize their gait. We monitor rehabilitation progress via OPS Pro App - prosthetic limbs do feel strange initially, and it takes time to get used to them and achieve optimal mobility.
Who Is a Good Candidate for the Direct Prosthetic Socket?
- All K-levels: Studies demonstrate that amputees at every level of Kraus classification, ranging from K1 to K4, can benefit from a direct socket.
- Transfemoral and transtibial amputees: If the end of your limb is bulbous or if you are a patient who has undergone a knee disarticulation, you should speak to your prosthetist to see if a direct socket could be an appropriate prosthetic option for you.
- New and experienced prosthetic users: Recent studies illustrate direct socket improved Timed-Up-and-Go (TUG) Test and AMPPRO (the test determining K level) scores, regardless of suspension style. Additionally, even amputees who did not require a new socket due to improper fit or function saw improved clinical outcome tests and comfort scores after wearing the direct socket at their 6-month follow-up appointments.
Schedule a Free Consultation for a Prosthetic Socket in New Mexico
Don't put off the life-changing benefits of an effective prosthetic socket. Contact us now to improve your quality of life.
Why Choose PrimeCare for a Direct Socket in Las Cruces & Albuquerque?
At PrimeCare, you can expect top-of-the-line, custom-made prosthetics crafted with precision by our experienced prosthetists and technicians. Our state-of-the-art fabrication facility allows you to customize all aspects to the smallest detail, utilizing only the best materials.
- State-of-the-art custom fabrication facility
- Components available from Össur
- Wide variety of socket designs and direct socket materials
Patient Success Stories
Is a Direct Socket System Covered By Insurance?
Free Direct Prosthetic Socket Evaluation in New Mexico
For over a decade, PrimeCare has provided direct socket consultations to amputees in Las Cruces and the surrounding areas such as El Paso, San Teresa, San Ysidro, Albuquerque, and more. If you're an amputee seeking care, don't hesitate to get in touch with us for a free, no-strings-attached consultation.
How much does a prosthetic socket cost?
The cost of a prosthetic socket solution depends on a patient’s needs and the prosthetic components required to achieve enhanced mobility. We’ll assess your residual limb and lifestyle needs if you book a free consultation and provide a rough estimate.
How long does a prosthetic socket last?
Most prosthetic limbs are built to withstand only three to five years of wear and tear and must be replaced throughout a lifetime. While they’re not a one-time cost, health insurance may cover some or all of the cost, depending on a patient’s healthcare plan.
What are the symptoms of poor fitting prosthetic socket?
A poorly-fitted socket could lead to a lack of progress in achieving expected goals, discomfort, fatigue, a lack of confidence, and sores on the skin. A person may also be unable to maintain equilibrium or transition weight from the residual limb to the prosthesis without apprehension or pain.
How long does it take to make a prosthetic socket?
Generally, the exact amount of time needed for the fabrication process differs based on several factors, including the type and complexity of the socket, the chosen materials, and the practitioner's skill. At PrimeCare, prosthetic sockets can be fabricated in as little as 1-2 hours once insurance authorization is obtained and components arrive.