For us at Ottobock, regaining mobility means that your artificial limb fully supports you in each of your daily activities. To make use of all the functions of your artificial limb and enjoy smooth movements, you'll need to control it during each phase of the movement. The exact alignment of the socket to your residual limb is extremely important in this respect, just like a shoe: if it isn’t a good fit you can’t walk properly. Our prosthetists manufacture full-contact sockets for more control and better functioning of your whole artificial limb.
This is why detailed measurements are so important and why Ottobock is constantly developing novel tools and methods so as to accurately measure your body. In our Clinics we use most contemporary casting techniques. This then allows your prosthetist to take your individual body measurements and manufacture a customised socket as well as adjust the prosthetic components accordingly.