Symes Prosthetic – Ankle Disarticulation



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.

Symes Prosthetic

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.

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Our team of Certified Prosthetists are excited to assist you! Contact us today for a prosthetic consultation.


Foot Componentry


Ottobock Empower

The Empower is equipped with an active ankle joint, making it the only prosthesis with pow...

Ossur K2 Sensation

K2 Sensation has a flexible full length fiberglass keel, designed to promote user confiden...

Freedom Innovations

Low on Height, High on Impact With clearances under two inches, the LP Symes Prosthetic Fo...

Ossur Proprio

PROPRIO FOOT is an adaptive microprocessor controlled ankle for amputees of low to moderat...

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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

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