Ty Sneeringer is your typical guy. He loves target shooting, activities with his family, and donning Pittsburgh Steelers black and yellow for
Monday Night Football.
Unfortunately, Ty also suffers from vascular disease. And in 2013, he underwent a transfemoral amputation of his left leg. With this new reality came new limits. He longed to get back to work as a deputy sheriff, but his disability made that nearly impossible.
Ty soon received a prosthetic leg from a different provider. But instead of solving his mobility issues, it created new ones. He suffered from persistent fit issues and constant pain, which led to depression and frequent mood swings. Returning to the things he loved started to look like a distant, impossible goal.
Installing a Socket of Hope
The Ability team, including lead practitioner, Thomas R. Martin, MS, CP, BOCO, met Ty after the unfortunate experience with his first prosthetic. We understood his goals and immediately began developing a plan to help him accomplish them.
Ty was a suitable candidate for the LIM Infinite SocketTM. Our team’s prior success with this prosthetic device gave him confidence that we could alleviate most of his complaints.
This particular prosthetic socket is the first dynamic, mass-customized socket for above-knee amputees. It’s designed to increase comfort and control, while reducing heat and moisture, performing better than many other lower extremity prosthetic products.
Stepping up to Optimistic Outcomes
With his new prosthetic socket, Ty has eliminated his pain. Wearing his prosthesis without discomfort all day has become the new normal. So when the Steelers score a touchdown, Ty can confidently stand up to cheer for his favorite team without thinking twice about it.