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.
Amputation Levels of the Foot
There are different partial foot amputation types each with its own unique design and functionality, including:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
What Can Cause Foot or Toe Amputation?
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
Our Custom Foot Prosthesis Process in Las Cruces
- 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?
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