Toe and Foot Prosthetics
The unique medical grade silicone construction of our prostheses is hypoallergenic and helps protect the skin from breakdown and infection.
Typical Functional Profile of a Custom RealLifeSkin™ Foot Prosthesis:
- RealLIfeSkin™ prostheses have an integrated silicone suction suspension socket engineered for precise fit. This total contact fit, with even pressure distribution of hypoallergenic medical grade silicone around the residuum, reduces chance of skin breakdown and sores when proper wearing protocol is followed.
- RealLifeSkin™ is extremely life-like thereby enabling increased social function for various activities. This is particularly helpful when open-toe shoes or sandals are desired.
- Since RealLifeSkin™ prostheses contain a custom “three-dimensional puzzle-piece fit,” the silicone filling will cradle the congenital shaped missing portion and provide support for the anterior (front) part of the residuum. This aids in reducing “drop-off” in late stance phase of gait (walking pattern).
Gait and Mobility
- Although not completely predictable, gait will improve due to increased anterior and lateral (side) support the prostheses provide by restoring forefoot anatomy. This will also contribute to reduction of lateral “drop off” by restoring forefoot width. Additionally, Carbon graphite plates of varying rigidity can be placed within a shoe to further help gait by displacing the focus of kick-off.