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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.

Below Knee (BK) Amputation Prosthetics

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.

Above-the-Knee Prosthetics

Socket

There are various below-knee prosthetic socket designs and suspension systems. The socket is where your stump will fit, and it is often made of thermoplastic, metal, or a laminated material depending on your preferences.

Elbow Disarticulation

The pylon is between the socket and the foot. When it comes to prosthetic foot options, there are varying types. You’ll want to choose the best option based on your needs and overall comfortability.

Above The Elbow

The suspension system is responsible for holding the artificial limb to your stump or residual limb. There are different types of suspension systems such as suction, locking pin, sealing liners, belts and straps, and more.

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

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Contact PrimeCare for Your Below The Knee Prosthetic Today!

If you’re in need of a prosthetic leg as a below-knee amputee, our team is here to help! Get in touch with us to learn more.

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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.

Our Process

The most important part of limb loss below the knee is choosing a device that’s been customized for your needs. Here’s the approach we follow.
Our Process
  • 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.

Why Choose PrimeCare for Below-Knee Prosthetics?

As one of the best medical clinics for prosthetic devices, know that you’re in good hands with our team of doctors. Here are some benefits of working with us:
Personalized Support

Personalized Support

We get to know each of our clients and their unique needs, guiding them throughout the process and making sure that they feel supported in every way
Latest Technologies

Latest Technologies

We are clinically approved to provide prosthetics and we have access to the latest materials and technology, allowing us to fabricate prosthetic devices that are comfortable and functional
Experienced Team

Experienced Team

We can assist with peer support and always work directly with insurance agencies so that is one less thing you have to stress about

Patient Success Stories

William E. Apodaca Fisk
lower Limb Prosthetics
Patient had to undergo a below the knee amputation of right leg to save his life. The use of his current prosthesis, which was fabricated using Ossur Prosthetics direct socket system, makes the patient feel, “like this prosthesis is part of my body and I have more control of my prosthesis.” Patient was able to get back to living a very active lifestyle thanks to the proper goal setting, latest technology and fitting techniques available from Primecare.
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Ralph Merrill
lower limb prosthetics
Patient suffered a tragic motorcycle accident when a vehicle ran a red light and hit him, resulting in an above-the-knee amputation. Patient was fitted with a prosthesis using the latest technology available with a microprocessor. Patient states, “my mobility really increased" [with the new prosetheses and vacuum with suction suspension]
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Janet Rodriguez
walkable prosthetic
I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma on my right femur and knee cap at the age of 17. The tumor was not shrinking after 4 months of chemo and I made the decision to get it amputated.
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Case Study: Overcoming Osteomyelitis Through Customized Prosthetics
Lower Limb Prosthetics
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What Our Patients Are Saying

Insurance and Financing

Our commitment is to offer a comprehensive range of financial support options to our patients. PrimeCare actively engages with various insurance providers, including HMOs, PPOs, and Medicare, to ensure accessible prosthetic care. Our approach includes transparent cost information and personalized payment arrangements, covering co-payments, percentages of cost, deductibles, and other associated expenses. With PrimeCare's financial assistance, individuals can confidently pursue below-knee leg prosthetics, knowing that their financial concerns are expertly addressed.

Areas We Serve

Contact Local Prosthetics Provider in New Mexico

PrimeCare is located in Las Cruces but helps patients from Ciudad Juarez, El Paso, Albuquerque and surrounding areas.

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FAQ

  • 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.