A check socket is the result of modifying the cast that we took of your limb. It is a diagnostic tool made from a see through plastic that we use as an intermediate stage between the cast and final socket.
Because the plastic is very easy to adjust, we can tailor the socket to very small anatomical features and get a much more appropriate and comfortable fit.
Photo below demonstrates the process of modifying the plaster model.
Photo below compares the initial mould from the original cast and the modified model that will be used to build the check socket.
Photo below demonstrates the check socket made from a rigid see through plastic.
Photo below demonstrates the first test of the check socket being set up in an alignment jig. The jig is used to find each amputees individual standing alignment.