Oklahoma City’s Martin Bionics pioneers new type of prosthetic socket for amputeesPublished: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 By: Jim Stafford Source: NewsOK
When Joshua Hodgson was 12 years old, he lost his right leg to cancer in an amputation high above the knee. He was fitted with a succession of prosthetic limbs that often were ill fitting and painful.
At first, he cushioned the hard plastic prosthetic socket that fit over his limb with eight or nine layers of socks. Then he acquired a socket that had a liner.
All were painful and cumbersome.
“There's nowhere for your tissue to go, and when you start feeling pain there's no way to relieve it,” Hodgson, 30, said of the experience of living more than two decades with a prosthetic limb.