Lower Extremity Prosthetics
Lower Extremities – Femur
An integrated transfemoral prosthetic device consisting of the prosthetic socket, the knee mechanism, the prosthetic tibia and the prosthetic foot. The knee mechanism and a properly manufactured, comfortable and functional prosthetic socket have the most important role in transfemoral prosthetics.
During the last decade, significant technological advances have been made in the manufacture of electronic knee mechanisms, which operate with the assistance of microprocessors and offer to the user unparalleled safety, ease of use, functionality, durability and comfort. Prosthetic knees, such as C-leg and the more evolved Genium by Ottoblock and Rheo by Ossur, have set new standards of quality and functionality in the field of prosthetic rehabilitation and have helped thousands of people to walk securely, painlessly, and to regain their independence and self-confidence.
Technological advances have no limits in our profession. Revolutionary innovations in rehabilitation methods make their appearance every day. Life Ability’s specialized prosthetists are fully updated on all new developments of prosthetics and they are always ready to help new users choose the appropriate prosthetic device that will facilitate their individual needs.
An integrated transtibial prosthetic device, consisting of the prosthetic socket, which is the most important part of the prosthesis because it comes in contact with the user’s stump, the prosthetic tibia and the prosthetic foot. In certain cases, a shock-absorbing device is placed between the tibia and the foot.
Prosthetics technology, functionality, discrete design and proper rehabilitation enable the user to enjoy life every day without restrictions.
Hip Disarticulation Prosthesis
Helix is an electronic knee joint. It constitutes the latest development of hip prosthetics, with 3D pelvic rotation. Helix mimics the natural movement of the human body.
The advantages it offers to the user are:
- Greater flexibility
- Stability adjusted to the user’s requirements
- Smooth and safe movement
CHOPART Partial Foot Prosthesis
Transmetatarsal (partial foot) amputations are mostly a result of circulation disease or diabetes. Statistical evidence shows that approximately 50% of cases of worldwide diabetes-associated amputations are transmetatarsal amputations. These cases can relate to amputations of:
- Partial foot (transmetatarsal)
- Syme’s (ankle disarticulation)
Depending on the level of amputation, the amputee may be faced with balance and mobility problems, as well as the appearance of skin breakouts and wounds, if the prosthetic rehabilitation is not immediate and not performed by a specialized prosthetist.
Many people believe that partial foot amputation does not cause significant movement loss and its rehabilitation is routine. This is wrong. Despite the fact that in the transmetatarsal amputation the amputee does not “lose” one of the major joints -hip, knee, ankle- as is the case in other amputations, his balance and therefore his mobility are greatly influenced.
Foot amputation rehabilitation may include the development of prosthetics for:
- Metatarsal or/and
- Entire foot
All foot prosthetics undergo special cosmetic processing, so that the prosthesis’ appearance and structure will resemble that of the natural foot.
Life Ability offers specialized and integrated foot amputation rehabilitation services, based on the user’s needs and requirements.