Here, as promised are the next batch of replies:
I am form around the place in Australia, I have never bothered with
valves, for the reasons that you have outlined. They seem to me to be an
unneccesary extra to a BK prosthesis to me.
I still think of all of the people I have dealt with over the years as
patients though. Maybe in other countries where patients are forced to
outragous amounts of $$ for a prosthesis then they become “clients”.
Oops, sorry about that. I seem to have confused 2 issues. OK, expulsion
valves are probably OK for a limited number of patients (heh heh) I can
the application there, but I think that for most BK prostheses that they
not really required.
I have to say that this is my opinion only, there is bound to be a
opinion out there.
Hi Grant.I read your note with interest and admiration.I don’t see any
to the exercise of using a valve for a BK amputee myself except that in
U.S. it enables the use of a fairly costly L-code (Medicare code) that
increase the billing on a prosthesis by approximately $1000. As you
the use of total contact fitting and possibly a distal pad together with
suspension sleeve should be adequate.
nice to see you back posting on the oandp list.
Have to agree with you about the expulsion valves
never found a major problem not using them yet.