You’ve got to fit a socket or two…

Here at LIM Innovations™ we deeply value feedback from our users. With such a diverse group, we invite you to join us for an in-depth look at their story. Hector Crawford discusses his struggle to find a socket that fits in order to participate in new daily activities which will improve his quality of life. Here’s his story:

When I was 24 years old, I was diagnosed with bone cancer. This aggressive strain required strenuous and lengthy treatment in order to save my life. We made the difficult decision to amputate my right leg above the knee to improve my chances of survival. I am happy to say that the treatment worked and I am here to this day.

Over the last 20 years, I have had multiple prosthetic legs. One thing has always been clear to me; no matter how advanced the foot or knee, it is the socket that will determine your ability to use prosthetic leg. Conventional sockets are rigid, non-adjustable, and uncomfortable to the point of sometimes breaking open the skin. As a result, it got to the point that I gave up on wearing a prosthetic leg eight years ago.

I heard about LIM Innovations’ Infinite Socket™ from a friend who is also an amputee. Their new approach to sockets addresses the issues I had with conventional solutions. It is flexible and adjustable which makes the whole leg much more functional. It has opened doors to new daily activities of living, which will improve my quality of life.

On top of great new technology, LIM provides a friendly knowledgeable service.  They took the time to understand my personal situation and develop a solution tailored to my needs. In all our interactions they have explained what was set to be accomplished during the visit (e.g. install a new component) and welcomed my feedback on how well the leg was meeting my needs. The staff at LIM is clearly driven to make prosthetic legs more accessible for all amputees, and their Infinite Socket opens new avenues to compete and transform the prosthetic culture as we know it.