Tired of feeling like you have a porcupine in your shirt after grinding a carbon fiber prosthesis? Coyote Design has a new composite out that does not itch… and is flexible.
The RCR socket design from Coyote has always been most successful and most comfortable when the socket was flexible. In my experience I have had a patient love their copolymer test socket but not like their definitive carbon socket. The most common response when I make the switch back into a copoly socket is that it feels like it moves with them and is softer.
A complementary resin/composite combination has been the key to a flexible socket. Unlike other composites on the market the Coyote Composite is actually the simplest to work with. The lay-up for a normal below the knee socket with the Coyote Lock is two layers of multi-size nylon, 2 layers of composite, and two layers of multi-size nylon (reinforce distal end as needed). The composite will take pigment extremely well, and no extra nylons are needed to hide composite. When you grind the socket it does not itch and it finishes beautifully. So far my patients have loved the sockets.
If you want more information you can visit http://www.coyotedesign.com . If you want a couple insider tips on the resin and promoter we use, shoot me an email and I will let you in on a couple secrets.