How do you care for a below the knee amputation?

How do you care for a below the knee amputation?

How do you care for a below the knee amputation?

Care for your residual limb:

  1. Clean and care for your skin. When you are allowed to bathe, gently wash around the incision with soap and water.
  2. Prevent infection. Wash your hands before you touch your wound.
  3. Help your residual limb heal. Push the residual limb against a soft pillow.

What is the best prosthetic knee?

The Genium X3 is the world’s most technologically advanced microprocessor knee, offering above-knee amputees the most natural gait possible.

How much does a below the knee prosthetic leg cost?

If you want a basic, below-the-knee prosthetic, the average cost is around $3,000 to $10,000. A more flexible, below-the-knee prosthetic costs a little bit more, while one with special hydraulic and mechanical assistance ranges between $20,000 and $40,000. The computerized leg is the priciest option.

What is the cost for an above the knee prosthetic leg?

According to Brown University, the C-Leg computerized prosthetic leg by Otto-Bock, for above-the-knee amputees, can cost as much as $50,000, or up to $70,000 or more, including the prosthetic foot. A prosthetic leg likely will need to be replaced several times during a patient’s lifetime, and patients need ongoing adjustments.

What do you need to know about prosthetics?

A prosthesis or a prosthetic limb is an artificial limb used to substitute a missing part of the body. There are cases where a person might have lost a limb in a mishap, an amputation or due to some congenital problem.

How does a prosthetic knee work?

Prosthetic knees are designed to mimic the bending (flexion) and swinging (extension) of the anatomical knee joint as a patient walks. From advanced computer controlled components to simple locking joints, the prosthetic knee works together with the prosthetic foot and socket to achieve a smooth gait pattern.

What is a prosthetic running leg?

A prosthetic running leg is a device used by disabled athletes who have lost the lower part of a leg. This device allows the athlete to run normally, even with part of the leg missing.