Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Carolina, USA
Bikes: tandem, road bike, hybrid
Trying a biking prosthesis
I am trying to see if I can use a prosthesis specific to biking, with a locking pin liner suspension. I am a longtime left below knee amputee.
I've had the unit for a week.
The distal end of my residual limb is small - generally smaller than the umbrella on these liners, and is quite bony. I have a silicon pad for extra cushioning. but it is not enough so far. It feels like the edge of the umbrella hits the distal end of fibula.
I can pedal bike on trainer, but I can only stand or walk for less than 5 minutes. I can almost pedal standing, I just have one dead spot at top of pedal stroke. I can do one-leg pedaling drill with the prosthetic side. I am working to strengthen hip flexor on the prosthetic side.
I'm going to return to prosthetist, and see what he can do to add more cushioning.