Lower limb amputation describes the partial or complete loss of the leg. The most common causes for lower limb amputation are congenital limb deficiency, disease and trauma.
The most common types of lower limb amputation are: Hip dis-articulation, Trans-femoral, Knee dis-articulation, Trans-tibial, Syme’s, Partial foot.
A complete lower limb prosthesis comprises of: The prosthetic socket, the knee mechanism, in the case of trans-femoral amputation, the shank and the prosthetic foot.
The prosthetic socket is the most important component of the entire prosthesis as it is the part that comes in contact with the amputee’s residual limb and, if is not properly made and comfortable, it will most likely cause the amputee to stop wearing the prosthesis.
We consider the comprehensive selection key to the successful recovery from a lower limb loss. Our expert prosthetist will be happy to consult you in choosing from a number of solutions, according to your body measurements, requirements and life-style.