Below Knee



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

Below knee prosthetics have evolved significantly over time, giving patients different choices to find the right fit to suit their needs. There are different aspects of the below knee prosthetics that will be explained by your prosthetist during the prosthetics process; our experts will teach you how to care for your below knee prosthetic, how to wear it, and most of all, how to be confident on it!

Your below knee prosthetic will include a prosthetic foot, from which there are also options to choose. With over the 20 years of experience in multiple prosthetics and orthotics, we can get every one of our patients the best below knee prosthetics at reasonable rates.

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

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