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Custom Prosthetic Knee in Albuquerque & Las Cruces

At PrimeCare Prosthetics & Orthotics in Albuquerque & Las Cruces, we are committed to helping our patients find the best knee replacement prosthetic device. Our specialists strive to ensure your device provides increased mobility and superior quality of life.

What Are Knee Prosthetics?

A knee replacement is a prosthetic that replicates the function of a natural knee joint. Some prosthetic kneedesigns contain modern artificial intelligence, pneumatics, and rotational bearings for improved functionality and natural movement.

The main benefits of a prosthetic knee joint are improved mobility and stability, reduced pain, improved alignment and balance, easier transfers, increased walking speed, and better fitness. All of which significantly improve the life quality of those with a missing knee.

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Types of Prosthetic Knees

It is essential to discuss your specific needs and lifestyle with your clinician when seeking a prosthetic knee, as there are various kinds, all with unique benefits that are ideal for some but not all. Our clinicians can assist you in finding the most suitable knee prosthetic option.

Single Axis Knee

A single-axis prosthetic knee is the most basic available and is known for its simplicity and durable build. Moreover, it is lighter than comparable models and can come with either manual locking for stability or constant friction control.

Manual Locking Knees

These knees enhance stability and safety for those who need to strengthen their leg. Additionally, because these knees can be manually unlocked, they’re an excellent choice for active amputees with different walking speeds who regularly traverse uneven terrain.

Weight-activated stance-control knees bend and lock their joint when a person shifts their weight and puts pressure on the prosthesis. These mechanical knees are prescribed for the elderly, less active people, and recent amputees.

Polycentric Knees

A polycentric knee prosthetic has a mechanism capable of more than one degree of motion, which provides a greater range of motion, enabling a more natural gait for walking, running, and squatting movements.

Microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees combine sophisticated software, rechargeable batteries, sensors, and either pneumatic or hydraulic systems, which adjust according to changing environments and personal needs. Despite being the most advanced option, they are also heavier, more fragile, and more expensive than alternatives.

These knees use either air (pneumatic knees) or fluid (hydraulic knees) pistons to regulate movement. Their primary advantage is that they can store energy and release it according to varying degrees of knee flexion when walking, making them excellent for active individuals.

Find Custom Prosthetic Knee Replacement in Albuquerque & Las Cruces

PrimeCare is dedicated to helping you find your perfect stable knee prosthetic. Trust us to get you the ideal fit – contact us today.

Prosthetic Leg Knee Technologies We Use

PrimeCare uses high-end prosthetic knee joint technologies from leading knee prosthetic manufacturers such as Össur and Ottobock. Our solutions range from the Rheo® Knee, which provides superior stability and knee flexion capabilities, to the Balance™ Knee, perfect for extensive physical activities. The Cheetah® Knee, with its fast reaction time and running speed capabilities, is best for extreme sports activities.

Our Custom Knee Prosthetics Fabrication Process

If you're considering surgical amputation for a leg prosthesis, we encourage you to meet with our prosthetists to learn more about your options. Here's what you can expect when you work with our team.
Our Process
  • Prosthetic Evaluation

    Scheduling an initial consultation is the first step to getting your knee prosthesis. This first meeting ensures we have the appropriate prosthetic components for your unique circumstances, lifestyle, and goals.

  • Custom Prosthetic Knee Design

    We customize your knee prosthetic for maximum alignment, range of motion, and stability. Additionally, it is essential that the device is lightweight, flexible, and provides comfort from fatigue and pain while you move.

  • Prosthetic Fitting and Alignment

    At this fitting appointment, not only will your prosthetist ensure your prosthetic leg fits you comfortably, but they are also ready to assist you with making sure your existing socket is well-fitted too!

  • Follow-up Care

    Progress tracking and follow-up appointments are imperative in providing prosthetic knee components' with optimal performance and fit. We can adjust the prosthetic and address any functionality issues through regular visits.

Why Choose PrimeCare for Prosthetic Leg Knee in Las Cruces & Albuquerque?

Personalized Support

Hi-Tech Prosthetic Knee Joints

Our topmost aim is to craft lower limb prostheses that are comfortable and effective, allowing our patients to experience life to the fullest. With our innovative technology, our prosthetics are designed to mimic the body's natural motions.
Latest Technologies

Dedicated Counseling

You will always have a certified peer counselor to answer your questions and provide emotional support during rehabilitation. We are here for you; you don't have to go at it alone!
Experienced Team

Patient-Centered Support

Our dedicated team is with you every step of the way, providing physical and emotional support to you, your physicians, and your loved ones. We take pride in recognizing and celebrating your milestones on your journey to recovery.

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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What Our Patients Are Saying

Insurance and Financing

PrimeCare is contracted with many insurance plans, including HMOs, PPOs, and Medicare. Our team is here to provide you with estimated treatment costs, payment details, and financial assistance plans for prosthetic knee expenses. We recognize that prosthetic knee usage may come with steep costs and thus are here to provide payment plans for any co-payments, percentages of cost, deductibles, and other associated expenses.

Contact PrimeCare for Knee Prosthetics Near You in New Mexico

We are here to help you and want to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your prosthetic needs. Contact us today!

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  • How much does a prosthetic knee cost?

    The price range for prosthetic knees depends vastly on their technology and the patient's needs, lifestyle, and budget--simpler devices being around $5,000 and computerized knees up to $70,000. PrimeCare has a wide range of Ossur prosthetic knees and Ottobock prosthetic knees to choose from.

  • How much does a prosthetic knee weigh?

    The average weight of a prosthetic knee varies depending on the type of device; however, the lightest knee replacements currently available weigh between 0.77 lbs and 1.5 lbs.

  • Is a knee prosthesis the same as a knee replacement?

    A knee replacement is not the same as a prosthetic knee socket. A knee replacement involves the surgical implantation of an artificial knee joint. On the other hand, prosthetic knee sockets are custom-made devices that fit over the end of a residual limb following an amputation to provide an interface between the human limb and the prosthetic device.