LIST OF LOWER LIMB PROSTHETIC SERVICES
BELOW KNEE - EXOSKELETAL
Exoskeletal prostheses have a hard outer plastic laminated shell with a wood or urethane foam interior. In the exoskeletal prosthesis, the strength is provided by the outer lamination, and the shape of the cosmetic cover is an important part of the prosthesis.
BELOW KNEE - ENDOSKELETAL
Endoskeletal prostheses feature an inner support pylon composed of lighter-weight materials like aluminum, titanium, and graphite. The shape or cosmesis is derived from a removable soft, foam cover that is finished with a nylon hose or other flexible material.
ABOVE KNEE - EXOSKELETAL
AK Exoskeletal Prosthesis. Lightweight, with or without Locking Knee, Waterproof - for use during bathing and/or in the pool.
ABOVE KNEE - ENDOSKELETAL
An above-knee (AK) prosthesis consists of a custom-made socket combined with a supportive frame, knee unit, pylon, and foot. Sometimes a suspension sleeve or harness may also be necessary.
ABOVE KNEE ENDOSKELETAL - BILATERAL - IN PROGRESS.
An above-knee (AK) Endoskeletal bilateral is made for amputees who have lost both legs. Temporary prosthesis.
HIP DISARTICULATION PROSTHESIS
Hip Disarticulation (HD) amputations are surgical procedures in which the lower limb is removed through the hip joint itself. A Hip Disarticulation Prosthesis consists of a rigid or semi-rigid socket attached to a mobile hip joint, a mobile knee joint, and an ankle/foot unit with appropriate connectors in between the joints.
KNEE DISARTICULATION PROSTHESIS
A prosthesis for leg amputation at the knee joint or short distance above the knee.
Rotationplasty is a type of autograft wherein a portion of a limb is removed, while the remaining limb below the involved portion is rotated and reattached. This procedure is used when a portion of an extremity is injured or involved with a disease, such as cancer.
Typically, the ankle joint becomes the knee joint. The limb is rotated because the ankle flexes in the opposite direction compared to the knee. The benefit to the patient is that they have a functioning knee joint and can run and jump.
The operation is also called a Van Nes rotation.
SYME / CHOPART PROSTHESIS
A Chopart Prosthesis is a prosthetic device used for an amputation at the forefoot/midfoot level. A Syme Prosthesis is a prosthetic device used for an ankle disarticulation amputation or basically through the ankle amputation
LEG LENGTH DISCREPANCIES
Prosthetic device for Unequal leg length or leg length inequality (LLI), refers to a medical condition where the legs are of different sizes and/or length.
PARTIAL FOOT PROSTHESIS
A partial foot prosthesis replaces the amputated part of a foot. It can be worn when the ankle joint is fully retained following an amputation. Partial foot prostheses make natural gait pattern possible being able to wear standard shoes again and enjoy everyday life like before.