protheflex is a flexible polyurethane resin used for the lamination of all types of flexible prosthetic sockets, hand orthoses, cosmetic coatings, etc.
It is a two-component resin, similar to silicone material but stronger and more durable.
protheflex system is a method of manufacturing flexible sockets with protheflex polyurethane resin.
It is a "sandwich" lamination technique combining flexible material with a rigid frame in the middle. The working process is very similar to the usual lamination process. No need for expensive new equipment.
The result is a single-wall protheflex flexible socket.
protheflex flexible socket
ideal for everyday life and sports
reduced pressure onto the prominent bony parts
longer activity/wearing time
muscle contraction freedom
stability / full control over leg
more comfort when sitting
torsion movements available
easier kneeling due to the flexible edges of the socket
not tearing your clothes
it is all about comfort
SOFT AND FLEXIBLE
protheflex socket is a soft and flexible prosthetic socket that adapts to the residual limb, allows torsion movements, and absorbs the micro-vibrations to the socket.
MUSCLE CONTRACTION FREEDOM
it is ideal for everyday life and sports. A big flexible area of the socket offers muscle contraction freedom which gives extra comfort to the patient.
INCREASED WEARING TIME
it increases thewalking distance and wearing time of the prosthesis. Edges of the socket are soft and flexible, muscle work is easier which makes the patient do more.
FULL VOLUME STABILITY
although flexible, the socket maintains full volume stability. The volume of the prosthesis does not change under higher body temperature or body weight pressure in the long term. It flexes when needed but comes back to its shape every time.
ADAPTS TO THE SEATING SURFACE
when the patient seats the seating area of the socket flexes and adapts to the seating surface. Due to the soft edge of the protheflex socket, kneeling is easier and the knee sleeve and clothes are not tearing so much as with a hard socket.
FOR SWIMMING PROSTHESES
protheflex lamination resin can also be used for swimming prostheses and especially for sports prostheses where you need enough freedom for muscle work but still full support for hard-duty workouts.
protheflex socket benefits
easy lamination process
sufficient time for laminating
possible multi-stage lamination
single wall socket - sandwich lamination
possibility of re-lamination
thinner wall at critical areas
no new expensive equipment required
hides prosthetist's errors
for all types of socket shapes (PTB, Soderberg, EMS, IC, Mass, Quadro-lateral...)
for all suspension types (vacuum, pin-lock, RevoFit lace, ...)
all levels of amputations (partial foot, BK, AK, hip baskets, ...)
for all activity levels
no weight limit
no size limit
water resistant coating
for flexible cosmetic covers
the man behind it
I work in the field of prosthetics for over 20 years now. I worked for several years at the University Rehabilitation Institute of Slovenia and later on in a private company that I co-owned. I learned a lot from them but decided to fly solo by establishing my own company. I am the inventor of the art-leg sports knee and inventor of protheflex flexible socket system. Anyone who knows me knows that I am always looking for better solutions for existing systems. When I was working with patients I was always asking myself what would I want. The answer was - as much comfort as possible. And this is how protheflex system was born.