"Rob Murphy experimenting
with prototype dive legs
only 4 months after his accident!!!"
Cheers Matt
"It feels great to finally
be diving again with friends,
and getting some of my life back"
Rob Murphy
'When we were finally able to get started,
AneMary took right to the leg.
I used one of my proprietary suction
designs and it worked great.
She looked up at herself in the mirror
and I saw that bright smile of hers.
The next time I saw her, she just walked in
.. no walker, no canes…'
Matt & AneMary
"Little Jeff showing off
his new power ranger prosthesis,
losing his first tooth and learning
how to ride his bike all in one week!"
Matt and Scott show off
a Guy Harvey design on a socket.
Patients love the custom
patterns we can create
for their prosthesis.
Matt & Scott
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In the old days, when artificial limbs were carved from wood, prosthetists would check the fit of a socket by first making a “check socket” out of Beeswax. It was very rudimentary. Today we use a clear thermo-plastic that we vacuum over the molds we create.
In our office we set up each check socket on full alignment couplings, adjustable components and the foot so that we have a full prototype. This way we evaluate the DYNAMIC fit of the prosthesis, including height and alignment. There really is no other way to see how well the leg is going to work.
My patients try these in the office and we adjust the fit, alignment and height until we are satisfied. I will make as many prototypes as we need, but usually only require one or two.
If my patient is an experienced wearer, I will re-enforce the prototype and send them off for a “test drive.” You can only tell so much by walking in an office on flat even ground. I believe it is best to see how well things work in your natural environment; in your car, at work, at play. If your prosthetist uses check sockets without a full prototype and dynamic fitting, find yourself a new prosthetist.
When we have perfected your prototype, we set in one of our transfer stations and re-pour the socket in this alignment. The exact fit and alignment are preserved and the entire prosthesis is remade from the foot up. We then use the most advanced epoxy-acrylic resins and ultra-light materials like carbon graphite braid to finish your high tech prosthesis.
This way, we work out any problems BEFORE you get your prosthesis. So when you get it, you can just get going.
The other very important aspect is that if something doesn’t work well, say we don’t like something about the foot or suspension, we just change it.  So, none of our patients will ever get stuck with a prosthesis they do not like.

  • Prototypes
  • Prototypes