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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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Ossur Americas

Össur, Life Without Limitations is more than just a slogan; it has been a passion for forty years. A global leader in orthopaedics, the Company employs the smartest minds and the most advanced technologies to help change lives. The end result is award-winning prosthetics, bracing and supports that make a real difference to people's mobility.

Ossur Canada

Ossur Canada

Ossur Europe bv

Ossur Europe bv

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Ossur hf

Otto Bock HealthCare

Ottobock HealthCare uses innovative technology, superior service and world class education to help people with physical mobility challenges.

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

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