LIM Innovations® provides a holistic approach to patient care, decreasing the financial burden for patients, healthcare providers, and payers. We collaborate with your entire rehabilitation team to guide patients through their follow-up care, insurance claims, and establishing independence.
We have established a standardized set of Functional Outcomes Measures to monitor patient success throughout their rehabilitation. We assess comfort, increased mobility, and improved biomechanical energy requirements through Functional Outcome Measures. The Socket Comfort Score, Four Square Step Test, and Two-Minute Walking Test are a series of activity tasks that are administered during the evaluations, fittings, and follow-ups. The data we collect lays the groundwork for extensive research opportunities and journal publications with major health care networks & research institutions.
Published Journals & Abstracts
The prosthetic socket, which provides an important patient interface for weight bearing and mobility, cannot adequately account for the dynamics of the residual limb, and problems with pain, skin breakdown, verrucous hyperplasia, and bursitis are frequent. To address these issues, LIM Innovations, a prosthetics manufacturer, has developed the Infinite Socket, an adjustable, custom-molded modular socket made of a carbon fiber frame and a two-part tensioning system that can be adjusted by the user.
An adjustable, modular socket design was trialed. The residual limb volume fluctuations were accommodated within the socket. Amputee rehabilitation could be continued, and the rehabilitation goals were achieved. The patient was able to wear the prosthesis for 8 hours daily and to walk unaided indoors and outdoors.
This narrative provides a comprehensive overview of the current prosthetic environment as well as the many pitfalls associated with current research and development and manufacturing techniques. Furthermore, a sample of n=35 Infinite Socket users ≥ 60 years of age, were asked to participate in the survey.
Whether ordering a socket or fabricating a socket, prosthetists should closely consider and study the optimal materials and amount of rigidity within the prosthetic sockets they make for their patients. Providing prosthetic sockets that are durable (in both fatigue and peak stress), adjustable, low profile, lightweight, and easy to use, and have the optimal amount of rigidity, is certainly not an easy task.