Prosthetics

Below Knee

BELOW KNEE

FEET

 
 
 
Prosthetic Foot

There are a vast number of prosthetic feet available and we are familiar with the majority of them. There are non-articulated feet and articulated or moveable feet; the latter being moveable on either a single axis or a multiple axis. There are also dynamic response feet for higher levels of activity.

Based on a consultation between our prosthetist and the patient, we will evaluate the different types of feet available and make our recommendations. We will ensure that you are well aware of all of the pros and cons of the various designs. The final choice will depend on the type and level of activity envisaged and on the aesthetics of the various designs.

SOCKET DESIGN AND SUSPENSION

 
 
 
Socket Design and Suspension

The prosthetic socket you are fitted with acts as a uniquely tailored union between your residual limb and the prosthetic leg. It has to be designed in such a way that you will have the best possible control over the suspension of the socket, its ability to bear your weight with the least discomfort, and giving you as much mobility as possible.

Numerous socket designs have been tried and tested over the years as well as different types of suspension. Your residual limb’s length, size, shape and your own preference will determine the choice we can make between:

  • Silicone liner with a pin
  • Silicone suction liners like the Seal In X or X5
  • Suction with suspension sleeves
  • Elevated vacuum systems