Above Knee Prosthesis – Transfemoral Amputation
A transfemoral amputation, also known as an above knee amputation, is an amputation at or above the knee joint. An above knee prosthesis is used to replace this part of the missing leg.
Elements of an Above Knee Prosthesis
An above knee prosthesis is comprised of a suspension sleeve, socket, prosthetic knee, pylon and prosthetic foot, with the prosthetic socket being the most important part your prosthesis. Different factors are used to determine what type of prosthetic componentry will be best for your individual functional level.
The certified prosthetists at Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International, specialize in lower limb prosthetics and work closely with prosthetic leg manufacturers so we can offer our patients the latest in prosthetic foot and knee technology.
Above Knee Prosthetic Process
Working as a team, we will make a prosthetic device for you based off information we gather during the evaluation phase. The first step in the prosthetic leg fitting process is to take an impression of your residual limb. At POSI, this impression is captured by hand casting as this method provides a very intimate fit that will maximize comfort and support.
Prosthetic Leg Patient – POSI Team Support
At POSI, we understand the unique challenges you will face after an above knee amputation. We work with you and your caregivers through those challenges, we share resources, we coordinate peer support and we work with your rehabilitation team to ensure progress is being made.
Our team of Certified Prosthetists are excited to assist you in finding the perfect fit for your prosthetic leg. Contact us today for a consultation.
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POSI prosthetist and technicians are trained and certified by the following manufacturers for use of their products:
Ossur: Touch Bionics, I-Limb
Otto Bock: Bebionic, Michelangelo
Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International (POSI) is an outcome based prosthetic fitting & prosthetic care practice in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware areas. POSI specializes in; lower limb prosthetics, upper extremity prosthetics, silicone prosthetics, prosthetic arm, and prosthetic leg fittings.