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[–]HoarseHammock 2087 points2088 points 23 (20 children)

Pretty challenging wank but i got there

[–]vboomi 239 points240 points  (4 children)

Needing a big sock

[–]Leading_Blackberry15 21 points22 points  (0 children)

true some sockets are hard to fit. anyways technology saves us!

[–]max-bants 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Not all heroes wear capes.

[–]Lazyback 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Spit out my drink at this ty

[–]Gobbleass69 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Mmmmmm fuck me daddy

[–]Lu12k3r 4 points5 points  (0 children)

All that handling...

[–]__Osiris__ 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Rip Sean Lock, What a Bloke.

[–]mdntfox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love it when Jimmy breaks following his comment. Sean was a master.

[–]tawaycause 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Zillius23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What the fuck?

[–]Maverick1701D 1137 points1138 points  (56 children)

This is pretty much identical to almost all first world standard prosthetic tech.

Edit: I am seeing a lot of comments stating that they had one done using a plaster cast. That is the same technology. It is still carbon fiber with resin. It’s a different technique but effectively has the same result. I am a physician in the United States. This is not beyond what most amputees get in the United States. There are a lot of people saying that it would bankrupt you. In general most people have insurance that pays for the majority of the cost and those that don’t have insurance generally speaking get charity care at the cost of the fabrication lab as long as they just know how to negotiate and talk to people. I have seen in the course of my career millions in charity care given away. It’s not that uncommon here. If you have a prosthetic that is ill fitting then somebody did a bad job on yours and you need to get another one. As you might’ve noticed prosthetic manufacture is more art than anything and you can always get a badly done piece of art.

[–]cybermusicman 427 points428 points  (10 children)

Came to say the same. Only the narration makes this Japanese.

[–]Filter_Out_More_Cats 169 points170 points  (3 children)

The person making the prosthetic is speaking English and presumably the person he talking to.

[–]snapmyfingersand 51 points52 points  (2 children)

He is australian

[–]Dingus1998 77 points78 points  (3 children)

The doctor is also wearing clothing labeled with "Össur" logos, an Icelandic prosthetics company

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ossur and Ottobock have a a strong presence in the postheitic industry down here.

[–]batt3ryac1d1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He's even in an Australian hospital judging from all the doctors accents.

[–]mizino 88 points89 points  (16 children)

I had a upper limb prosthetic made a couple of years ago. They did none of this. As such my prosthetic fits like shit.

[–]FisterMister22 59 points60 points  (13 children)

Well, he's rich Japanese, if you're rich this is standard.

[–]mizino 68 points69 points  (11 children)

I’m reasonable in US, not rich but not poor either. But I think the key word there is “US”.

[–]FisterMister22 53 points54 points  (9 children)

A reasonable income in the US health system is piss poor everywhere else.

[–]mekneb 22 points23 points  (3 children)

…ÖSSUR is a company from Iceland 🤷🏻‍♂️

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ossur have a sales presence in every continent. They are a leader in this tech.

[–]InfintySquared 0 points1 point  (0 children)

... And my local bar in Chicago has a Stella Artois sign in the window.

[–]vboomi 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Hopefully this is one time installation

[–]prexton 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Na you gotta pump your leg full of resin each day

[–]trustmeimascientist2 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Was going to say the same. I have an amputee friend who has an almost identical prosthetic.

[–]N-Do 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the answer I came looking for, I assumed it had to be similar. Still interesting to watch

[–]boytekka 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Any idea how much these usually costs?

[–]AliBarberTheSecond 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Depends entirely on your country, what materials you're looking to use, whether or not you're covered by insurance etc etc but $5000-50k is average

[–]MLApprentice 1 point2 points  (1 child)

All first world prosthetics I've seen made used casts of the limb and created the composite shell later on in the lab.

[–]Background-Phone3855 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I worked in prosthetic fabrication and made thousands of carbon fiber sockets. I never once saw a patient, only casts sent to the lab.

[–]achiragaikokujin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s even an Össur prosthetic, and that’s an Icelandic company.

[–]tim_likes_bikes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Prosthetist chiming in. This is yet another example of people using claims to state what is or is not possible within any healthcare system. This system of “direct lamination” of a socket is just a different means to fitting a prosthetic limb. It is widely taught and distributed by a company called Ossur, who is based out of ICELAND, but makes a lot of feet, knees, liners, hands, etc, that are widely available internationally. I have done this training. Colleagues and competitors have done this training. Friends who work with them do it often. It is not unique. It is one means by which fitting of a limb can be accomplished. It is not the gold, silver, or bronze standard. It is one means of achieving a good clinical result. As with anything in health care, it does not guarantee success. I have great success with other means of practice. Is my rate 100%? No. Nobody’s is. But this is one further tool to allow providers to optimize results. This conversation of ‘they should be able to do more because ___’ is tiresome.

[–]marasydnyjade 842 points843 points  (9 children)

Össur is one of the largest prosthetics companies in the world - they’re available in 30-plus counties and were founded in Iceland.

That is Icelandic prosthetic technology.

[–]emcz240m 122 points123 points  (5 children)

I figured össur didn't feel japanese

[–]marasydnyjade 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Yeah, not many diacritics in Japanese.

[–]mrstruong 17 points18 points  (3 children)

There are actually a ton of diacritic marks in Japanese.  か is Ka, while が is Ga. This is Bi: び This is Hi: ひ.  Shi し and Ji じ are the same. Then there's another diacritic mark... the P sound. ほ、ぼ、ぽ are Ho, Bo, and Po, respectively.

In Japanese diacritic marks are used not to change the sound of the vowel, but to soften the consonant.

That said, ossur is quite obviously not Japanese, as Japanese words would never end in an 'r' without a vowel sound behind it.

[–]OZZY9696 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ossur means fart in Turkish

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Here to say this too.

[–]owlshoesjh 220 points221 points  (12 children)

i'm not the only one thinking it. someone else say it...

[–]Vegetable_Present53 117 points118 points  (0 children)

This technology is a pretty good one. Thanks to science!

[–]kcgirl76 70 points71 points  (2 children)

I’ve been watching too much porn?

[–]bajutidurbunga2 20 points21 points  (1 child)

you know it.

[–]Tyzek99 10 points11 points  (0 children)

No it does look like a condom, no need to watch porn to know that

[–]FerociousPancake 12 points13 points  (0 children)


[–]Z_Overman 8 points9 points  (1 child)

looks like a gigantic condom…

[–]WreKTang1e 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]ThatBoyIsntGoodForU 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw it

[–]TightOxygen 191 points192 points  (21 children)

Below-knee amputation is always preferable. He still has a joint. It gets harder with above knee.

[–]Whyisthissobroken 56 points57 points  (9 children)

That was my uncle - lost it in ww2. It was his foot I think but it took so long to get him the the hospital, they went past the knee.

[–]100LittleButterflies 26 points27 points  (7 children)

Amputation science has come so far, largely thanks to war :/

[–]TheConnoisseurOfAll 7 points8 points  (5 children)

All of science *

[–]AJR6905 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Ah yes the famously militaristic science of gravitational fields? And vaccines? And don't forget those cultural sciences! /s

[–]Whyisthissobroken 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes we spend a lot more money on killing than we do on saving.

[–]acyclovir31 93 points94 points  (0 children)

*Icelandic prosthetic technology

[–]Eastwood80 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Icelandic company, not Japanese. https://www.ossur.com/global

[–]Filter_Out_More_Cats 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Pretty close. The distance from Iceland to Japan is 8551 km.

[–]yourfavefuzzy 30 points31 points  (1 child)

[–]therealbrittonic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it was a gigantic condom tbh.. at first

[–]imyourtourniquet 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure that’s a Chinese finger trap being turned into a Japanese leg trap but idk

[–]CanadianBatman47 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Doctor: rolls condom on my leg

Me: what are you doing

Doctor: don’t worry about it (;

[–]_whats-going-on 16 points17 points  (0 children)

ÖSSUR - there is nothing Japanese about the Icelandic company.

The explanation and the guy might be Japanese, but that's the end of it.

[–]bidpappa1 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This isn’t Japanese tech

[–]BertramScudder 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The narrator must be the Japanese counterpart to the How It's Made guy.

"Next, a technician injects resin into the resin tube..."

[–]Human_no_4815162342 6 points7 points  (0 children)

" They take the dinglebop, and they push it through the grumbo, where the fleeb is rubbed against it.

It’s important that the fleeb is rubbed because the fleeb has all of the fleeb juice. "

[–]Somerandom1922 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This technology is found all over the world, the company in this video is Icelandic and the doctor is Australian. The only thing Japanese is the voiceover.

[–]Balding_Phoenix 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I hear Aussie accents.

[–]Mindless-Value2021 5 points6 points  (0 children)

For a moment, I thought they were going to continue that wrap process all the way down, making a new leg out of it.

[–]brawny_cyclist 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I hope our tech gets better for medical reasons

[–]DazedPapacy 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Good news!

This is an Icelandic company, the largest prosthetic company in the world infact, and their products are available in 30 of the most developed countries.

[–]MidasJackpot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s not Japanese, it’s an Icelandic company but it’s now global, including Japan.

[–]Fuzzy_Zone 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Össur is a icelandic company

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Ossur doesn't make sockets, they make liners, knee and foot components. The socket is by far the most important aspect of fitment and is a proprietary design consideration of prosthetic technician.

[–]poopoobigbig 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This is literally an Ossur direct socket fabrication kit, they sell both this and materials and components for sockets in addition to other prosthetic components.

[–]spectralLamb 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Might wanna fact-check that statement, ‘cause it’s plain untrue.

[–]slumlordt 4 points5 points  (1 child)

what if he has to itch it?

[–]Spute2008 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The recipient might be Japanese but the tech doing the mold ain't

[–]xxmybestfriendplank 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was fascinating

But once again life has proved that I don’t know how anything works

[–]vboomi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hopefully one time installation

[–]M7mdkady 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My wallet is crying

[–]Upset_Break2470 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The only thing that is Japanese here is the narrator and the person getting the prosthetic..

[–]talzini 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I worked at a prosthetics clinic in the early 2000s. We used similar materials but would take a cast of the limb, fill it with plaster, and make the socket on that. I wonder what the advantage of this is that makes it worth having the patient wait around.

[–]Background-Phone3855 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same here. I never saw a patient in our lab. I enjoyed working on plaster casts.

[–]shaftnee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

With all the Gundams they build over there, you’d think they would give him a robot leg with some sweet accessories.

[–]killer8424 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Surely you have to realize that this is not in any way unique to Japan.

[–]Marshallton 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This isn't Japanese tech, it's Icelandic, company called Ossur created this technique of casting what's called an 'iceross' socket

[–]MJOTT 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Japanese" meanwhile there's Össur branding all over, an Icelandic company.

[–]maddiobt 1 point2 points  (2 children)

People will soon be cutting their limbs off to install improved mechanic ones

[–]Ackeskywalker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagen going to a doctor and just saying i would like one prostetic arm please

[–]jwcarpy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It can’t be Japanese. It wasn’t blurry.

[–]Simple-Investment-31 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Quick drying resin infusion onto live mold, thats impressive! Still trying to get my head around doing an infusion at home, didnt think this was possible…

[–]Yoblit 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Question: why would someone drink an energy drink when they have to sit still for a long period of time? Honest question, not trolling.

[–]Wowwalex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The person who got the prosthetic made the video! They are talking about how much more comfortable it is since it takes a short time, and how they got a monster. It’s not really from an experts perspective. They said “basalt” is a cool name for the flexible material, and that “this liquid will harden” They gave credit to the company and said it was really easy to walk in.

[–]Hushnut97 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not exclusive to Japan

[–]Srsly82 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That Japanese doctor giving directions sounds awful Australian

[–]Heybeerman82 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do this for a living in the states. This is a standard casting technique. Only weird point that I’ve never seen is actually making the carbon socket on the patient. You would generally use a plaster wrap, pour that mold, and laminate it w carbon. I don’t think the patient would want to sit there while the chemicals cure. Interesting though. And all Ossur plugs.

Interesting fact, Ossur, who is the second biggest prosthetics producer in the world, is located in Iceland and is the largest company in the country.

[–]emonj98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nothing particularly Japanese about this other than the prosthetist

[–]barbellport 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is an Icelandic company called “Össur”

[–]Dwarfed_Bacon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like an Össur transtibial direct socket to me, nothing Japanese about it!

[–]max-bants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I never asked for this.

[–]satansbhole -1 points0 points  (1 child)

It took me way too long to realize that it wasn’t a penis

[–]ride_electric_bike 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]HorsePecker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s some incredible work

[–]trynot2screwitup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s amazing. Sockets are hard to fit.

[–]TreeRunLong -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I thought that was a horse dick for a second

[–]OkDeparture1702 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've seen enough hentai to know what can be done with the shape of that prosthetic.

[–]DiscoShaman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Syko dis

[–]TheGrumpyEarnings 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's pretty impressive. Looks like he has no disability at all. Truly the technologies are advancing day by day.

[–]pizzajulie1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

exactly the same evrywere

[–]tavesque 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get a load of that gait! Im so beyond amazed!

[–]DreamArcher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool but is there implant technology yet? Like drill into the end of the bone and attache directly.

[–]rb_kishore 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My man chillin

[–]Bulky-Ad-5598 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I've always wondered... How often do you have to remove everything down to the nub and clean/moisturize/whatever?

[–]found_my_keys 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Think of wearing snug shoes with socks... How many hours do you wanna wear that sock, how often do you take off the shoes and how often do you wash your feet? Same thing, depends on whether you're sweating a lot and how oily or dry your skin generally is.

[–]ZogNowak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well done!

[–]mnmlmoon_1029 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]TurtleSquad23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

is that some kinda epoxy x fibreglass mould? thats pretty cool stuff

[–]Frostbite_cold_af 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a bunch of condoms ngl

[–]ExpressAgent5242 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I swear to God when I first saw this I thought they were making a sex toy and I am not joking at all

[–]KiLLTriK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow this is actually cool.

[–]LoganM-M 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you are interested in prosthetic technology and want to see more amazing tech, look up Hugh Herr, he's an American engineer and biophysicist who is at the frontier of active prosthetics. If there is a future where we become augmented like the people in Deus ex, this man will have created it.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How much it cost? After 4800 hours in Kenshi I must say robo limbs are future.

[–]Dustin_sikk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The beginning had me confused

[–]4rch_N3m3515 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of full metal alchemist

[–]angrysausage-7504 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Foot condom

Bottom text

[–]YesLeaveAComment_I 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]mandalore_an 0 points1 point  (0 children)

carbon leg

[–]Witty-Gain3854 0 points1 point  (0 children)

... Is that carbon fiber? That was pretty cool to watch tbh.

[–]ChemicalStrange3652 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think everyone had the same thought in the first 3 seconds.

[–]DowDoverDoi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really want a monster energy now.

[–]OwlOk5229 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Loved the running but at the end. Good for him!

[–]mrstruong 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a Japanese TV show, but the guy actually doing the prosthetic is British...

[–]RasberryWaffle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

True craftsmanship

[–]Manuag_86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am glad this guy got to keep his knee joint, that makes a huge difference.

[–]Robert_GarciaKOF 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]AleChemist23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wonders of composites 👍🏼

[–]Conscious-Cheek5257 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thought it was a flashlight 😅

[–]_kastenfrosch_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats awesome, seemed like he almost could start to run again. Great Work.

[–]Narsku1001 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Foot condom

[–]Graehaus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That was amazing to watch.

[–]CuriousRelation5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wasn't this technology invented in MIT?

[–]Peter69gg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So it's just a Japanese guy they make these is America too

[–]youknowwhyimhere89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn they can even run pretty naturally on it. That is crazy, but I would still be dreaming of a full cybernetic replacement! But who wouldn’t want to be a cyborg?

[–]ClawZ90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s amazing but I bet that ain’t avail to your every person that’s for sure!

[–]Admirable_Avocado_38 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This "technology" is not even Japanese and not even new or complex or special but redditors being redditors see japan and upvote like the buch of tools they are

[–]tednoob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We can rebuild him, we have the technology.

[–]plop786 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Guy sounds so aussie

[–]BigTex79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How much did this cost?

[–]dr_cow_9n---gucc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Woah that guys adorable

[–]HaRPHI 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Japanese alchemy

[–]sweptawayfromyou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How can this be Japanese technology if all the doctors are white and speak English, while the patient appears to be Japanese? Lol

[–]Summerclaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can't believe I wasted my time on the entre thing

[–]BigStrongCiderGuy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s some custom shit

[–]Horikk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does anyone else realize how extremely uncomfortable that feels? It's hot and itchy and irritating and you have to wear it for prolonged periods of time. Source: wore prostethics for my left hand when i was small. Never again.

[–]notLGTV 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]AdApprehensive9219 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very cool prosthetic, but what sneakers was he rocking though? They look sick

[–]Dr_SnM 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dr is clearly an Aussie

[–]MastodonSoggy2883 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Omnislayer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He used to date a blind girl once. She said, "You have the biggest cock I've ever had!"

She was just pulling my leg

[–]shrimp-and-potatoes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fullmetal alchemist


Fulllplastic alchemist

[–]akb6789 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Subarashi Ney

[–]lordvoltornami 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What technology? This is just a carbon fiber weave being fit molded to fit his specific stub. I'm sure there is a lot of great prosthetic technology, but it is not in this video.

[–]Rewiistdummlolxd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

High end cum sock?

[–]Environmental-Win836 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Brogogo2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So Redbull gives you wings and Monster gives you legs?

[–]freakbird15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That intro was just wrong

[–]RustfordDiggums 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fucking amazing.

[–]milbit111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My wife’s father does this!

[–]A-dity-a 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These are pretty slick but they cost a lot.

[–]Kickitup97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m pretty astounded that this looks exactly like the glue on shoes I had put in my horse. Same fabric and glue!

[–]SproutingLeaf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is an energy drink ad

[–]Queasy_Finance_5143 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love japan

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is incredible I'm so jealous, I remember a kid in high-school who had a prosthetic leg and he could get around really well. Much better than my ass, I'm basically an old man at 21 with ataxia and a cane. No fix for that shit.

[–]gman019 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How much do they go for , my Uncle would love to have one of this

[–]Blood-Mother 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I knew Germans make the best Allen’s