Monday, July 15, 2024

Summary of replies2: Expulsion Valves…why??


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.

Hi Grant

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.


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