LOWER PROSTHETIC DEVICES
Above Knee / Knee Disarticulation / Below Knee
Depending on the cause of the amputation there are different levels of lower extremity amputations, listed below.
Lower extremity amputations have become increasingly more common over the years and the componentry available to compensate for the loss of limb and function has also progressed significantly along with it. Vascular insufficiency is the most common cause of amputation (82%), followed by trauma, cancer, and congenital limb deficiency. Often times, the cause of amputation will dictate which level of amputation is performed.
The socket design is the most important part of the lower extremity prosthesis as this is where the prosthesis interacts with the patient’s remaining/residual limb. The socket must fit properly to ensure the best possible outcome. Our practitioners go to great lengths to ensure our patient’s functional and socket comfort goals are achieved.