Choosing Science over Art
We’re always disappointed when a prosthetist or allied health professional, after seeing the clinical evidence and research supporting the HiFi’s OsseostabilizingTM technology (or in some cases without knowing the benefits of the HiFi System) dismisses it as “just another option.” At biodesigns, we embrace patient choice and system options, but not at the detriment of the patient’s well being, mobility, rehabilitation, function and quality of life. Everyone agrees that current Standard of Care sockets are flawed and cause numerous problems for the wearer. The HiFi technology is a paradigm shift as we are able to utilize compression in a particular patented and patent’s pending method to reduce unwanted motion of the bone, improving the performance of the prosthesis for both upper and lower limb prosthetic wearers. No other socket/interface system has the long list of wearer benefits provided by the HiFi. Sometimes humor can be the most effective means for change.
HiFi Simplicity and Time Savings
We know other socket companies have promised you the moon, but it didn’t exactly work out the way you hoped. Not as simple or effective as they appeared to be in marketing, huh? Not the degree of patient acceptance you had hoped for. With the HiFi you will realize the ROI and save 100s of man-hours creating a lasting interface solution that doesn’t need constant adjustments. Once you master the design, you no longer will need to make test socket after test socket, chasing your tail to try and fit a bucket to a dynamic limb. The answer doesn’t lie in adding adjustability or 3D printing to a Standard of Care bucket. Neither does it lie in a collection of pads and straps cobbled together to look like a socket. The answer doesn’t lie in sucking all the air out of a bucket with an expensive fish pump or by rolling on the next generation of liner. The answer lies in something most prosthetists simply refuse to acknowledge or understand: INTERFACE BIOMECHANICS. Science, pure and simple. When you utilize our proven method and Imager system, you get rid of the guesswork. Since we gain nearly all our stability along the shaft of the bone, we no longer have to strangle the patient’s limb at the proximal brim. There goes all your major issues requiring follow up: adductor rolls, damaged skin, discomfort in the ischial/ramus area, overly tall and aggressive trim lines, etc. And because we don’t have anything more than a soft and gentle proximal trim line, it takes only a few minutes to create the brim.