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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…

Going Strong with Vacuum Suspension

Amputees such as Richard Blalock, Scott Rigsby and Shea Taylor are trailblazers in the fields of marathons, Ironman competitions, and mixed martial arts respectively. These amputee athletes each incorporate LimbLogic® VS for vacuum suspension in their prostheses and work with clinicians from ProCare Prosthetics & Orthotics of Atlanta, Georgia, who think outside the box. Having Continue reading…

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