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Foot, Partial Foot, Toe Prosthetics Services in Las Cruces & Albuquerque

If you’re in need of a prosthetic foot or prosthetic toes, there are many options available to you. Different levels of foot amputation range from simple toe filler to carbon devices that extend up to the knee. The device that you get depends on the size of your residual foot and your individual goals.

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Amputation Levels of the Foot

There are different partial foot amputation types each with its own unique design and functionality, including:

  • Chopart Amputations

    These include transtarsal amputations that help to preserve the talus and calcaneus. The Chopart joint is also called the transverse tarsal joint. An amputation at this joint keeps the plantar flexors intact but sacrifices the dorsiflexors.

  • Lisfranc Amputations

    This amputation type occurs when the metatarsals are removed while keeping the dorsiflexor and plantar flexor muscles and their attachments intact.

  • Transmetatarsal Amputations (TMA)

    This type of amputation removes either part or all of the forefoot (including the metatarsal bones) or the five long bones that are located between the toes and the ankles.

  • Toe Amputations

    Usually, the majority of the greater toe or the second toe can be fully or partially removed. When the greater toe is amputated, it causes a loss in the biomechanical function of the foot, meaning balance, propulsion, and gait are impacted.

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Prosthetic Foot Options for Amputees in New Mexico

From prosthetic half-foot to toe filler inserts, there are different foot and toe prosthetics from which you can choose. Options include no prosthesis altogether, a rigid footplate with arch support combined with a rocker bottom shoe sole, custom-molded foot orthosis/prosthesis, custom-molded shoes, modified ankle-foot orthosis with a toe filler, and a custom-molded socket attached to a semi-rigid footplate with a toe filler.

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Prosthetic Foot Types

Over the past decade or so, both technology and research have helped to vastly expand the options that amputees have when it comes to prosthetic foot types. Different models can be used for different activity levels ranging from walking to swimming to skiing. The materials used in these devices range from lightweight plastics, carbon fiber components, and metal alloys.

Similar to the human foot, there are many modern prosthetics that can even store and return energy during activities such as walking. There are other key attributes that include toe and heel springs that allow for a more natural movement.

Above-the-Knee Prosthetics

Solid Ankle Cushion Heel (SACH)

Solid ankle cushion heel prosthetics (SACH) are designed to be lightweight yet functional. They are a basic prosthetic option for those looking to participate in light activities and don’t require a ton of different terrain or speeds to operate on a daily basis. SACH feet consist of a soft material that’s molded over a more rigid piece that resembles the shape of a human foot.

Knee Disarticulation

The elastic (flexible) keel foot allows for a similar motion to SACH devices. One minor difference is that the forefront is able to conform to uneven terrain yet is still supportive and stable during basic movements and operations such as standing and walking.

Below-the-Knee Prosthetics

Single Axis

The single-axis prosthetic foot contains bumpers that help control the flexion of the ankle, allowing the forefront of the foot to quickly contact the ground after a heel strike. The “axis” refers to motion in one or more of three different planes similar to how the natural foot moves. A single-axis prosthetic device is a touch heavier than more basic options such as the SACH device. 

Symes Prosthetics

Mutli-axial prosthetic feet are made up of many components at the ankle to help maximize the range of motion in the foot. Any multiaxial foot will conform to many different uneven surfaces and have the ability to move from one side to another.

Hip Prosthetics

Prosthetic feet that store energy throughout each step through the deformation of their carbon structures are referred to as dynamic response feet. At the end of each step, these structures return to their original shape and help to return the stored energy. This produces a natural and fluid gate.

Foot, Partial Foot & Fingers Prosthetics

For those who need a more mobile prosthesis foot, a multi-axial dynamic response system may be the best option for you. This foot type is a combination of the multiaxial system and dynamic response system, meaning patients will get the full range of motion in the ankle with a dynamic response from the heel strike to the late stance. If you consider yourself to be an extremely active person, this is a suitable prosthetic for you.

Foot, Partial Foot & Fingers Prosthetics

Another partial foot amputation prosthesis option is referred to as the range of motion. As the name suggests, the ROM is designed to mimic the natural range of ankle movements. It has a natural motion that adjusts to slopes, sitting with flat feet, and various heel heights. It is highly adjustable and customizable, suitable for someone who is active. Another positive is that it comes with a lock that helps to prevent a range of motion in unwanted situations.

Foot, Partial Foot & Fingers Prosthetics

Artificial intelligence (AI) has made its way into prosthetic devices. There are micro-compressor feet that include electronic foot and ankle units that use AI to determine the user’s natural walking pattern. Through this technology, the micro-compressor will adjust the ankle position through the right amount of flexion through self-calibration.

Connect with Foot Prosthesis Albuquerque Experts Who Care

Finding various foot prostheses in Las Cruces and Albuquerque is easy with Prime Care Prosthetics & Orthotics. Contact us to see how our experts can assist you!

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What Can Cause Foot or Toe Amputation?

The need for a prosthetic foot or a prosthetic toe can stem from a multitude of reasons. Common examples include the development of diabetes or other similar vascular/circulatory conditions, trauma, tumors including cancerous tumors, or congenital abnormalities that impact the front of the foot.

How Does a Partial Foot or Toe Amputation Prosthesis Improve Function?

A toe prosthetic or a half-foot prosthetic allows the amputee to remain mobile in instances where short mobility is required. A prosthesis has four main functions:

  • To ensure comfortable weight bearing

  • To correct and support the remaining foot’s alignment

  • To restore the full-length lever arm of the amputated forefoot

  • To improve the aesthetic of the amputated foot

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Our Custom Foot Prosthesis Process in Las Cruces

Our process is thorough and tailored to each patient as we know everyone has unique needs.
Our Process
  • Step 1: Initial Evaluation

    We will begin by meeting with you and getting to know you and your situation, your ideal solutions, and your pain points. Our team will then work to find the best solution.

  • Step 2: Take Measurements

    Once we've all come to a conclusion about the ideal foot prosthesis for you, we will take measurements so we can begin the fabrication process.

  • Step 3: Fabrication

    From there, we will move forward with the fabrication of your orthotic device to your specifications. Rest assured that there will be thorough communication so you are always aware of our progress and timeline.

  • Step 4: Fit and Delivery

    Once the prosthetic foot or prosthetic toe is finished, we will meet with you to ensure that it fits and that you understand the proper care. Rest assured we are always available to answer your questions.

Why Choose PrimeCare for Custom Prosthetic Feet in New Mexico?

Whether you need full or partial foot prosthetics, our team at PrimeCare is here for you at every point in the process. We never rush you into a decision about your device and we always talk through the pros and cons of various devices that you may be considering. Our physicians are highly experienced in this field and can empathize with you while helping you achieve your mobility goals. Should you have any questions for us, we are always here to help!

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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