An ankle disarticulation is commonly referred to as Symes, this procedure removes the ankle and places the heel pad on the distal tibia for occasional weight bearing capacity.
A Symes prosthesis may use a suspension sleeve or a total contact socket and a prosthetic foot with the socket being the most important part of the prosthesis. Different factors are used to determine what type of socket and suspension 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 componentry that will enable you to get back to living a fulfilling functional life.
Symes Prosthetic Fitting Process
Working as a team, we will make a Symes prosthesis (ankle disarticulation prosthetic device) for you based off information we gather during the evaluation phase of the prosthetic fitting process. The first step in the process of making the Symes prosthetic leg 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.
At POSI, we understand the unique challenges you will face after a Symes 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! Please contact us today for a custom fitted prosthetic.