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Prostheses, Lower Limb, Knee Disarticulation

Definition : Lower limb prostheses designed for partial functional (e.g., rotation, flexion) replacement of a missing limb amputated at the knee articulation, in which the femoral component of the articulation is preserved. These prostheses typically consist of external or partially implantable devices, including foot and ankle components at the distal end and a dedicated knee component at the proximal end. A two-section mechanism with an anchor in the upper section connects to the socket, and frequently, linkage bars connect the upper and lower sections. Some prostheses include hydraulic or pneumatic devices and/or microprocessors to regulate the knee movements. Disarticulation knee prostheses are attached at the proximal end to the residual limb (i.e., the intact femur) with a socket; they are available in a great variety of configurations and sizes. Lower limb disarticulation knee prostheses are used mainly in patients who have congenital abnormalities or who suffered amputations due to illness (e.g., diabetes) or traumatic accidents.

Entry Terms : "Knee Disarticulation Prostheses" , "Disarticulation Prostheses" , "Prostheses, Knee" , "Knee Prostheses" , "Artificial Knee Joints"

UMDC code : 23407

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Allied Orthopedics Inc

Company Type: Parent

HERNAN LUNA, CPO is President and Clinical Director of Allied Orthopedics, Inc. He is certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) and is licensed by the State of Florida.

Dynamics Prosthetics and Orthotics

Company Type: Parent

Pongratz Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc

Company Type: Parent

Prosthetic Laboratories of Rochester

Company Type: Parent

The Silhouette Shoppe was founded in 1987 as a division of Prosthetic Laboratories of Rochester. We recognized the need for top quality mastectomy products delivered in a discreet and welcoming environment.

Renovis Surgical Inc

Company Type: Parent

West Coast Brace & Limb

Company Type: Parent

Westcoast Brace & Limb is Tampa Bay's leader in the development of custom made and high tech orthotic and prosthetic devices. For more than 40 years, Westcoast Brace & Limb has provided unparalleled patient care and quality service.

Woodfield Orthotics & Prosthetics

Company Type: Parent

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