There are several ways for an amputee to don a prosthetic, depending on their individual anatomy, preference and the design of the prosthesis.  Pull-in: Most users work with a donning sock to be sure that all necessary tissue is contained within the suction socket.  The donning sock is used where there is no liner interface and requires a lotion (wet fit)  or powder (dry fit).  The choice is up to the comfort and convenience of the amputee.  Push-in donning is for amputees with longer above knee residual limbs, some prefer to push the residual limb into the prosthetic’s socket, using a wet or  dry fit.

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Last Modified: December 20, 2014