"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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There are many forms of suspending (attaching) your prosthesis and there are pro’s and con’s to each method. The difficulty is that the socket must apply forces through your soft tissue to your skeletal structure which bears your weight. Soft tissue has some mobility. Just grab your arm or leg with your hand and move your hand around. See how much the tissue moves.
I get past that mobility by connecting the socket as intimately as possible. Any movement between the limb and socket results in loss of control and friction.
Maximum suspension like VASS (vacuum assisted suction socket) and true suction are not for everyone. Choosing a suspension method depends on your life style, your value of convenience, and your value of control/ function. It also depends on your body and soft tissue. 
Since this is such an important part of your prosthesis, we devote plenty of time to this topic in your evaluation.

  • Suspension