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Managing Phantom Limb Pain
Learning to Walk with a Prosthetic Leg
Hanger Clinic was founded on clinical innovation is the leader in introducing state-of-the-art prosthetic leg solutions such as the ComfortFlex® socket system.
An above-knee (AK) prosthetic leg combines a custom-made socket with a supportive frame, knee unit, pylon and foot. Sometimes a suspension sleeve or harness may also be necessary.
A below-knee (BK) leg prosthesis typically consists of a custom-made socket, a pylon and a foot. Sometimes a suspension sleeve or harness may also be necessary.
While all prosthetic users face challenges, those with a hip disarticulation or transpelvic (hemipelvectomy) amputation face perhaps the longest road to becoming a successful prosthetic leg user.
There are multiple types of prosthetic feet available, including hydraulic and microprocessor feet.
Partial foot amputation levels include: toe, mid foot (metatarosphalangeal or transmetatarsal), Lisfranc and Chopart.
Your clinician will recommend the best prosthetic components, such as foot units, pylons, knee units and hip units based on your functional level as defined by Medicare.
This challenging and rewarding 3-day workshop strengthens the daily activity and abilities of bilateral above-knee participants, while providing peer support opportunities.