Custom Below Knee Prosthetics Leg in New Mexico
The foot and ankle play a pivotal role in providing stability and balance. If you or a loved one has experienced limb loss, you might have explored a transtibial amputation. Even though amputation is life-altering, you’ll get no better support in the Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and El Paso, NM area than our team at Prime Care Prosthetics & Orthotics.
What Is Below Knee (BK) Amputation Prosthetics?
Below-knee (BK) limb loss is also called transtibial amputation. As the name suggests, it refers to the amputation or absence of the leg below the knee. If you are undergoing this type of amputation, it’s important to know that you can still return to a happy and independent lifestyle.
You’ll work with a skilled prosthetist who is experienced in the design, fabrication, and fitting of your artificial limb referred to as a prosthesis. Always be open with your prosthetist about your overall goals and expectations so your specific needs are met. Ideally, you’ll meet before surgery to plan ahead.
Transtibial Prosthetics Components & Parts
Below-knee amputation prosthetics have different parts to help stabilize your body.
Below Knee Prosthetic Leg Designs & Options for Amputees
The goal with any prosthetic leg is to fit custom to your body to help you lead a normal life. Whether you need below-knee amputee supplies to support high activity levels or you need more basic technology to simply get around, know that you have options in terms of devices.
Factors that go into the type of below-the-knee prosthesis that you get include the residual limb, activity level, prognosis, and your overall preferences and comfort levels.
Manufacturers: Freedom, Ossur, Ottobock, College ParkModels: Cheetah Feet, College Park, Proflex Feet
Precision Socket Crafting for Transtibial Amputees
At PrimeCare Orthotics & Prosthetics, our expertise extends to meticulously crafting sockets for below-knee prosthetics. We prioritize creating a perfect fit, essential for both comfort and effective prosthesis function. Our approach involves using the finest materials and latest technologies to ensure each socket is precisely aligned with the individual's anatomy and mobility needs.
These custom sockets are pivotal in enhancing the wearer's mobility, offering stability and confidence in every step. With PrimeCare, clients receive personalized care and top-tier prosthetic solutions designed to seamlessly integrate into their daily lives.
- Stage 1: Identify Your Goals & Needs
During the initial consultation, we’ll discuss with you your overall goals and needs. Each patient has a unique scenario and we pride ourselves on asking you different questions to learn about different solutions that could work for you.
- Stage 2: Insurance Approval & Prosthetic Fabrication
The next step is seeking insurance approval for your below-knee custom prosthetic leg. Our team will work with your insurance to seek approval on your prosthesis and get that sorted out for you. Once we have approval, we will begin the prosthetic fabrication process using your preferred materials.
- Stage 3: Build a Custom Socket for Comfort
As soon as the optimal design has been established, we will move forward with the process. We will take an impression of your limb in order to produce a socket that is customized for you. This custom socket will help ensure maximum comfort while you move.
- Stage 4: Fitting & Alignment
Our clinician and technicians will take your measurements and impression to move forward with the design and custom socket fabrication. The socket is set onto the components and there will be a series of fittings to perfect the alignment, fit, and function of your device.
- Stage 5: Progress Tracking and Follow Up
Once we have your device, we will work with you to make sure it fits properly before sending you home. Rest assured that we will continue to follow up with you to make any necessary adjustments to the fit and alignment of your components.
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What is the average lifespan of a below-knee prostheses device?
How long your below-knee prostheses will last depends on the type of device that you have as well as your activity level. Patients with active vacuum systems can typically get at least 5 years out of their prosthetic device while other patients can wear it for anywhere from 7-8 years before needing a new one.
What is the production and delivery time of below-knee prostheses?
There are many varying factors that influence how long the production of your device will take. On average, the process takes around 4 weeks, however, it could take less or more time depending on specifics. We will always keep you updated on the timeline that you can expect.
How much does a below-the-knee prosthetic leg cost?
The cost of a prosthetic leg below the knee ranges significantly based on the components that you choose in addition to your insurance. You can expect to pay anywhere from $6,000 to tens of thousands of dollars in some cases.