Hip Disarticulation Prosthesis in New Mexico

Most individuals with hemipelvectomy, hip disarticulation, and transpelvic amputations have had these surgeries as a result of severe trauma or life-threatening health issues. Despite the various challenges associated with this type of limb loss, PrimeCare provides proper support, care, and cutting-edge hip prosthetic devices to help amputees live full lives.

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What Is a Hip Disarticulation Prosthetic?

In hip disarticulation amputation (HD), the entire lower limb is surgically removed through the hip joint, preserving the pelvis and ischium (the part of the hip bone you sit on). On the other hand, Hemipelvectomy (HP) amputations involve amputation of the leg and parts of the pelvis.

As a result of hip disarticulation, prosthetic treatment becomes a much greater challenge since the amputee does not have a lower leg or thigh stump on which to control the prosthesis.

Instead, control must be taken exclusively through the pelvis, making the manufacture of a hip disarticulation prosthesis (HDP) a specialty that requires a high level of expertise.

This type of prosthesis is a full-length artificial leg created to replace the amputated limb. It is typically attached to the pelvic area and can HD amputees regain mobility and independence.

Causes of amputation for hip disarticulation and hemipelvectomy amputations include:

  • Traumatic injury
  • Tumors
  • Cancer
  • Poor circulation
  • Congenital disabilities
  • Diabetes
  • Complications from vascular disease
above-elbow prosthetic arm
above-elbow prosthetic arm

Prosthetic Components for Hip Disarticulation & Hemipelvectomy

The components of a hip disarticulation prosthesis include a socket, a suspension system, a knee unit, and a foot unit. These limb prosthetics provide a comfortable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing prosthetic limb.

Hip Disarticulation Socket

A custom-made socket offers comfort and support for optimal mobility. Its ergonomic design ensures a snug fit to enhance the user's confidence in their prosthetic limb.

Prosthetic Hip Joints

Artificial hip joints allow for natural movement and stability. These joints are made from high-quality materials that are both durable and lightweight to provide long-lasting performance.

Prosthetic Knee Joints

Specialized knee joints for hip disarticulation prosthetics enable smooth and controlled leg movement. They feature advanced technology that adapts to various activities to allow users to lead an active lifestyle.

Myoelectric (MP) Prostheses

Custom-made prosthetic feet provide balance and support. They're crafted to mimic the natural movement of a human foot, enabling a more natural gait.

Myoelectric (MP) Prostheses

Essential components, including knee and ankle/foot extremities, optimize the functionality of hip disarticulation prosthetics. These components are designed to work seamlessly together to help the user feel comfortable and mobile.

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Hip Disarticulation Prosthesis Socket Fabrication in New Mexico

An amputee needs a lot of focus and vigor to operate a hip disarticulation prosthesis. However, even with limited control of the pelvis, it is possible to synchronize the ankle joint, knee joint, and hip joint components.

Custom hip disarticulation socket design is critical in this process. It needs to be fitted to the body without any pressure points, with minimal restrictions in the lumbar region and should be able to be manipulated directly by the amputee.

Custom hip disarticulation socket

To overcome these obstacles, the doctors at our clinic use the best materials and techniques to significantly enhance the socket's comfort.

Our Hip Disarticulation Prosthetic Process

At PrimeCare, we use the latest technologies to maximize both function and aesthetics. As the premier provider of upper extremity prosthetic devices, we have combined the best of manufacturing and prosthetist knowledge to give our patients the mobility they need.
assembling a prosthetic leg by a technician.
  • Stage 1: First Consultation

    At your initial appointment, your prosthetist will review your medical history and discuss your objectives. They will also create a hip disarticulation casting for device fabrication and send the necessary information to your insurance carrier for approval.

  • Stage 2: Insurance Approval & Prosthetic Fabrication

    After casting your hip disarticulation prosthesis and insurance approval, we will send your specifications to our renowned prosthetics provider, Össur.

    We select the appropriate hip disarticulation prosthetic components to ensure maximum comfort and fit. Once the parts arrive, making your prosthetic takes 2-3 days.

  • Stage 3: Fitting & Fabrication

    Your prosthetist will assemble your hip disarticulation prosthesis at your fitting appointment. This process takes 2 hours so you can leave with your prosthetic on the same day.

  • Stage 4: OPS Pro App Monitoring

    At PrimeCare, we give first-time hip disarticulation amputees temporary prosthetics lasting 3 to 12 months, custom-tailored to their condition and lifestyle.

    Our monitoring app ensures your device and hip disarticulation prosthesis alignment provides the necessary mobility and comfort during recovery, and regular checkups are scheduled to assess its effectiveness.

  • Stage 5: Establishing Your Routine

    You'll adjust to your new lifestyle as you heal. Gaining momentum and getting used to your new situation will be part of your recovery process.

  • Stage 6: Receiving Your Definitive Prosthesis

    After successfully testing the preparatory prosthetic device, we analyze the data collected from the tracking app. Crafting a final arm prosthetic is a unique endeavor; all the minute details are considered when designing and constructing the definitive version.

  • Stage 7: Full Healing

    As you go through the recovery journey, you will gain a renewed sense of self-esteem and accomplishment. We are here to support you in any way we can as you strive to reach your goals. There is no limit to what you can accomplish!

What to Expect on Your Hip Disarticulation Prosthetics Journey

a man with a prosthetic goes down the stairs.

Given the challenges of the loss of your hip, knee, and ankle joint, you must seek healthcare professionals who are experienced in treating this condition and committed to forming a supportive care team with your long-term objectives in mind. Your medical professionals can aid you in your recovery and can connect you with others who have been through similar journeys and who can share their experiences with you.

  • Rehabilitation & Prosthetic Fit Considerations

  • Sitting and Standing

    After an amputation at the hip, using a prosthesis will affect how you bend at the hip when sitting and standing. Mastering the technique of sitting and standing following amputation is a milestone accomplishment.

  • Walking

    At first, walking with a prosthesis can be difficult for those with a high level of amputation. Having a prosthesis that fits properly and engaging in physical therapy with a professional can be beneficial in helping you to walk.

Why Choose PrimeCare for Hemipelvectomy Prosthetics in New Mexico?

Personalized Support

Specialized Care

Facing high-level amputations like hip disarticulation (HD) and transpelvic (TP) can be daunting. PrimeCare specializes in providing prosthetic solutions for these unique challenges. We offer clinical expertise and peer support to help you achieve your goals.
Latest Technologies

Same-Day Service

We understand the urgency of your needs. PrimeCare offers Same-Day Service for prosthetic fittings, ensuring you receive prompt care and support with speed and comfort.
Experienced Team

Comprehensive Support

Our commitment extends beyond prosthetic care. With 12 years of experience, we connect you with rehabilitation resources, peer support groups, and provide comprehensive assistance on your journey to regaining mobility and independence.

Our Vendors

  • OSSUR vendor
  • Fillauer vendor
  • ottobock vendor.
  • COAPT vendor
  • UNYQ vendor
  • APS prostheses and orthoses vendor

Patient Success Stories

amputation and successful recovery
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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patient’s prosthesis
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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life after amputation
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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overcoming osteomyelitis through prosthetics
Case Study: Overcoming Osteomyelitis Through Customized Prosthetics
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Through our collaborative efforts, the patient achieved positive outcomes and regained a significant level of functionality. He surpassed traditional expectations by expediting his rehabilitation timeline, reducing his reliance on a walker sooner than anticipated.
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Leonard Sandgren
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Leonard faced a leg amputation due to an infected injury. Seeking to reclaim his active lifestyle, he turned to us for a custom prosthetic solution. Through personalized care and advanced tech, Leonard quickly regained mobility and resumed his favorite activities.
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Jose Julio Flores Gonzalez
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Facing an amputation due to osteomyelitis, Jose received a custom prosthetic. Through personalized care and rehabilitation, he quickly regained mobility, surpassed expectations, and resumed his active lifestyle, including hiking and playing guitar.
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custom prosthetics
Mark Yelsma
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Mark faced a leg amputation due to a bone infection, but refused to let it define him. Partnering with us, he sought a custom prosthesis. Through personalized care and innovative Direct Lamination technology, Mark regained mobility and pursued his passions.
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custom prosthetics
Rene Antillon
Lower Limb Prosthetics
Rene's active life was disrupted by a leg amputation, but he refused to let it define him. Partnering with PrimeCare, he found personalized care and advanced prosthetic technology that helped him reclaim his independence and rediscover the joy of movement.
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What Our Patients Are Saying

Insurance and Financing

PrimeCare works closely with various insurance providers, including HMOs, PPOs, and Medicare, to help our patients access affordable prosthetic care. Our team offers transparent cost information and personalized payment plans to cover co-payments, percentages of cost, deductibles, and other expenses. With our support, individuals can confidently pursue hip disarticulation prosthetics, knowing that their financial concerns are addressed, and their path to enhanced mobility is clear.

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  • What are the requirements for successful hip disarticulation prosthetic function?

    For hip disarticulation prosthetic function to be successful, there must be a good fit with the socket and the patient's residual limb. The socket must be comfortable and stable, and the prosthetic must be lightweight and easy to move. In addition, the patient should be trained in proper gait mechanics and have appropriate balance and strength to support the prosthesis.

  • What are the challenges associated with Hip disarticulation and hemipelvectomy prosthesis?

    Designing and fitting hemipelvectomy and disarticulated hip prosthetics requires a high level of expertise and knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, fit, weight, and balance. Because these prostheses involve the complete or partial removal of the pelvis, the patient may experience difficulty sitting and standing. Additionally, the prosthesis may require additional support, such as a body-powered harness, to help the user bear the weight of the prosthesis.

  • How long does a prosthetic hip last?

    A prosthetic hip typically lasts between 10 and 15 years, depending on the individual's lifestyle and activity level. The more active a person is, the shorter the lifespan of the prosthetic hip. Regular checkups with a prosthetist or orthopedic surgeon are essential to ensure the prosthetic hip functions correctly and to make any necessary repairs or adjustments.

  • How much does a hip disarticulation prosthesis cost?

    The cost of a hip disarticulation prosthesis varies greatly depending on the type of prosthesis and the individual's specific needs. Generally, the price is between $15,000 to $50,000 or more. Please reach out to us for a free consultation. We work with various healthcare insurance providers and will help you find the best solution.