Tired of feeling like a porcupine hugged you after grinding on carbon…check out new composite from Coyote Design…NO ITCH!

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.



Filed under Component Reviews, Prosthetic Technical Tips, Prosthetic Tips

2 responses to “Tired of feeling like a porcupine hugged you after grinding on carbon…check out new composite from Coyote Design…NO ITCH!

  1. Nicholas Chelenza III

    Hi, I am a CPO that has recently started my own practice with my wife. We left where we were so that we could broaden our usage of different materials, which was a no-no where we were before. In any event, I’ve always wanted to try the Coyote Composite, but thought I was reading too much simplicity into it; the lay-up design that I was used to doing was this: (lock or no lock) 1/8″ PETG against plaster positive, then epoxy to Evolution Industries 4-hole adapter plate in alignment jig. Once set, lamination would begin, and the layup would typically be a double nyglass that had a full carbon with an extra amount of carbon at distal 1/4-1/8 of model sandwiched between each layer of nyglass, and then finished witha double layer of nylon or perlon. Using the coyote composite, would I simply need to substitute it in place of the carbon, adding carbon tape around distal end of coyote composite, and proceed as usual, or am I looking at this wrong? Thanks for any replies in advance.
    Sincerely, Nicholas Chelenza III CPO, L
    Texoma O&P, PLLC

    • We now only use 2 layers of Coyote Composite as well as carbon reinforcement on the distal end around the attachment. You can add perlon for a smooth inner or outer surface but the composite really takes pigment well. There is no need for nyglass now.

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