Socks designed specifically for prosthetic use can be used to accommodate for limb shrinkage. There are different thicknesses, or “plys” of socks that can be used to make the prosthesis fit snug again. These cotton socks are put on over the gel liner before your leg is placed in the prosthesis to take up the space lost due to shrinkage. It is common for your limb to reduce in size and many amputees use socks to ensure a tight fit.