Vacuum Suspension Prosthetics

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Vacuum suspension prosthetics are just one convenient option available at Evolve Prosthetics & Orthotics in Henderson, NV. Our certified prosthetic doctors have all of the necessary experience and expertise to provide you with a custom prosthetic that you will love.

Prosthetic Suspension Options

We know that you want a prosthetic limb that will allow you to resume the occupational, sport, and leisure activities that are necessary and important to you. The more active you desire to be, the more you need to think about the suspension of your prosthesis.

There are three main types of suspension used for above and below the knee prosthetics. These include elevated vacuum suspension, suction suspension, and shuttle lock suspension.

Ideally, your suspension system will match your activity levels, keep your limb in healthy condition, provide safety and security when walking, and remain comfortable. We can help you weigh the pros and cons of each option.

Elevated Vacuum Prosthesis

Elevated vacuum describes a style of suspension that utilizes an electric or mechanical pump attached to the socket to provide constant, monitored suction. This vacuum suction pulls the liner and your residual limb toward the inner walls of the socket and creates negative pressure between the liner and socket wall.

This pressure allows the prosthesis to remain securely in place. A silicone liner with a sleeve suspension is used in conjunction with the pump to complete the system.

Vacuum prosthetics help to prevent unwanted friction. They also help to improve your circulation, resulting in a healthier residual limb that is more comfortable and secure.

Benefits Of Vacuum Prosthetics

While the prosthesis used with the vacuum suspension system can not feel tactile sensations like a natural limb can, they are known for helping patients feel a greater connection to their prosthetic. There are several great benefits to selecting a prosthetic leg or limb with vacuum technology.

  • Improved Blood Flow
  • Improved Stability While Walking
  • Improved Socket Comfort
  • Minimized Volume Fluctuations
  • Improved Sense Of Self In Space
  • Optional Brimless Design Socket For Transfemoral Amputees

A Step Above Other Prosthetic Companies

There are many different reasons for the need for prostheses. Our prosthetist’s decades of experience in fitting and prosthetic design have taught us that listening to our patients and understanding their needs is an essential component of effective care. We help improve life and function to people with many injuries and conditions.

  • Diabetic Complications
  • Congenital Birth Defects
  • Combat Wounds
  • Accidents & Trauma
  • Pre-Surgical Consultation
  • Post-Surgical Support
  • Cancer

Custom Prostheses –  We Have You Covered

We will help you choose a great off-the-shelf option or work with you to create a plan for a custom prosthetic limb. We can fabricate prostheses that will fit your style and your desired lifestyle. Our ultimate goal is to help you realize and reach your full potential.

Tell Us About Your Goals

At Evolve Prosthetics & Orthotics, we look forward to serving you in Henderson, NV and throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Make an appointment today so we can answer all of your questions about vacuum suspension prosthetics and help you decide if they are right for you.

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