Transtibial amputation, also known as, below knee amputation, is one of the most frequently performed limb amputation surgeries. A transtibial amputation is one that is below the knee joint and above the ankle, a below knee prosthesis is used to replace this part of the missing leg.
Elements of a Below Knee Prosthesic Leg
A below knee prosthesic leg is comprised of a suspension sleeve, socket, pylon and prosthetic foot, with the socket being the most important part of the prosthesis. Different factors are used to determine what type of socket, suspension and prosthetic foot will be best for your individual functional level.
The certified prosthetists at Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International (POSI) will create a properly fitting prosthetic socket and provide the appropriate below knee prosthetic leg componentry that will enable you to get back to living a fulfilling functional life.
Below Knee Prosthetic Leg – Fitting Process
Working as a team, we will make a below knee prosthetic leg for you based off information we gather during the evaluation phase. The first step in the process of making the prosthesis is to take an impression of your residual limb. At POSI, this impression is captured by hand casting as this method provides a very precise fit that will maximize comfort.
Prosthetic Leg – POSI Team Support
At POSI, we understand the unique challenges you will face after a below 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 support team to ensure progress is being made.
Our team of Certified Prosthetists are excited to assist you! Please contact us today for a custom fitted prosthetic.