Lower extremity prosthetics

Transtibial (BK)

Transtibial amputation, or below-knee amputation, is a surgical procedure performed to remove the lower limb below the knee when that limb has been severely damaged or is diseased. Most transtibial amputations (60%–70%) are due to peripheral vascular disease, or disease of the circulation in the lower limb. Poor circulation limits healing and immune responses to injury; foot or leg ulcers may form as a result. These ulcers may not heal and may develop an infection that can spread to the bone and become life-threatening. Amputation is performed to remove the diseased tissue and prevent the further spread of infection.


Transtibial amputation surgery is usually performed by a vascular or orthopedic surgeon. The diseased or severely injured part of the limb is removed, keeping as much of the healthy limb as possible. The surgeon shapes the remaining limb to allow the best use of a prosthetic leg after recovery.

Transfemoral (AK)

Above-knee amputation (AKA), or transfemoral amputation is a surgical procedure performed to remove the lower limb above the knee joint when that limb has been severely damaged or diseased. Most AKAs are performed due to peripheral vascular disease, or severe disease of the circulation in the lower limb. Poor circulation limits healing and immune responses to injury. Foot or leg ulcers may develop and not heal. They may become infected, and the infection may spread to the bone and become severe enough to be life threatening. Amputation is performed to remove the diseased tissue and prevent further spread of infection. Above-knee amputations are performed when the blood flow is inadequate in the lower leg or infection is so severe it prohibits a lower-level surgery.


If an AKA surgery is necessary, it is usually performed by a vascular or orthopedic surgeon. The diseased or severely injured part of the limb will be removed, keeping as much of the healthy tissue and bone as possible. The surgeon shapes the remaining limb to allow the best use of a prosthetic leg after recovery.

Knee Disarticulation

The knee disarticulation, also known as a through-knee amputation, has been with us for nearly two centuries. ... Like the Syme ankle-level disarticulation (see inMotion, Volume 13, Issue 3), the knee disarticulation is an amputation done between bone surfaces, rather than by cutting through bone.

Hemipelvectomy

A hemipelvectomy is a high level pelvic amputation. Along with hip disarticulations, hemipelvectomies are the rarest of lower extremity amputations. In some cases, an internal hemipelvectomy can be performed, which is a limb-sparing procedure.

Transmetatarsal


Transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) is surgery to remove all or part of your forefoot. You may need TMA if you have a severe injury or infection, or poor blood flow to your foot.


Types of Prosthesis

There are many tydpes of prosthesis available for the variety of amputations. Please feel free to call or email us for more information regarding your specific needs or schedule a consultation with one of our certified practitioners.

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