Hard At Work!

Each of our patients that undergo an amputation requires a custom prosthetic limb that is unique to their specific build. Once the prosthetist transforms the amputee’s stump into a permanent socket, the lab technicians will get to work on the outside appearance. Here, Toby is coating the socket with acrylic resin. Resin can come in many different colors that can perfectly match the patients’ complexion. Using a vacuum like suction, the resin poured, pressed, and massaged in to cover the entire socket. Many professionals use a sting to help spread and smooth the resin evenly. It’s a meticulous process that takes about an hour to complete, but once finished, Toby will have made the base of the patients’ artificial limb!