A complete transtibial prosthesis consists of the prosthetic socket which is the most important part of the prosthesis, since it is the one that comes into contact with the user’s stump, the prosthetic tibia and the prosthetic foot. In some cases, a shock absorbing device is placed between the prosthetic tibia and the foot.
The technology in the field of prostheses combined with functionality, their discreet design and the correct restoration gives the user the possibility to enjoy his life every day without limitations.
A complete transfemoral prosthesis consists of the prosthetic socket, the knee mechanism, the prosthetic tibia and the prosthetic foot. The knee mechanism together with a well-constructed, comfortable and functional prosthetic socket have the most important role in transfemoral prostheses. The last decade has seen very important technological development with the creation of digital knee mechanisms, which operate with microprocessors and offer unparalleled safety and proper functionality to the user. Prosthetic knees such as Ottobock’s C-leg and Genium, and Ossur’s Rheo have now set new standards of quality and functionality in the field of prosthetic rehabilitation and have helped many people to walk safely without pain.
Of course, technological developments do not stop here. Rehabline’s specialist prosthetists are fully up-to-date on all new developments in the field of prosthetics and are always ready to assist new users in choosing the right prosthetic device for their own unique needs.
A complete hip disarticulation prosthesis consists of the prosthetic socket, the artificial hip joint, the knee mechanism, the prosthetic tibia and the prosthetic foot.
The majority of hip disarticulation patients are young people. Due to the height of the amputation in which the patient loses the foot, ankle, knee and hip, significant problems of movement and comfort arise for the user. The construction of the advanced prosthetic limb has to be done by a specialized prosthetist with experience in the specific type of prosthesis.
The most advanced artificial joint for amputation at the hip level is the Helix as it features 3D pelvic rotation and mimics the natural movement of the human body.
The advantages it offers to the user are:
- Better natural gait
- Greater flexibility
- Stability adapted to the needs of the user
- Smooth and safe movement
Foot amputations are mostly a result of circulation disease or diabetes. Statistics show that approximately 50% of amputations worldwide due to diabetes are partial foot amputations.
Depending on the level of amputation, the amputee may experience problems with balance and movement if the prosthetic rehabilitation is not immediate and performed by a specialized prosthetist.
Many people believe that amputation of part of the foot does not cause significant loss of motion and that rehabilitation is not difficult in this level of amputation. This is not right. Despite the fact that in the amputation of a part of the foot the patient does not amputate any of the main joints: hip, knee, ankle, as happens in other level of amputations, nevertheless his balance and movement are significantly affected.
Rehabilitation of foot amputations may include the creation of:
All prosthetic feet are subject to a special cosmetic treatment with the aim of having the appearance and texture of the natural foot.Rehabline offers specialized and comprehensive foot amputation rehabilitation services according to the user’s needs and requirements.