is surgery to remove your leg above your knee cap
for all adults with above-the-knee leg ..
A new lower-limb prosthetic developed at Vanderbilt University allows amputees to walk without the leg-dragging gait characteristic of conventional artificial legs.
AmputeeOT: How An Above Knee (AK) Prosthetic Leg Works
Everyone who has been confronted with a lower extremity amputation has had to make decisions regarding his or her mobility options. Many amputees opt for a prosthesis as their primary mode, wearing it (or them) full-time. Some prefer wearing their prosthesis part time or for specific activities. In either scenario, the ‘must have’ equipment, the most important aid that a single leg amputee could ever invest in, is a pair of appropriate crutches.
a surgical procedure involving removal of the leg above the knee
At McCleve O&P, we believe in a team approach to your above knee amputation and prosthetic care. We team with doctors, wound clinics, and rehabilitation centers across the state and country to assure you receive the very best care possible. Losing a limb is a traumatic experience and will require focus and teamwork to help you regain the mobility and quality of life you deserve.
Above-Knee Amputation - an overview | ScienceDirect …
If you are in the market for mobility products, there is no ‘one type fits all’ solution. Check out the Internet and, if you can, find a local facility to view & test some products prior to making your purchase. If this is not possible, ask around, check references, communicate with satisfied customers. An informed consumer is a wise purchaser! Try to select a provider or manufacturer that has been around for a while. Make sure that you can get expert advice from a professional, not just a sales person. Keep in mind that although the cost of mobility aids is often lower than a leg prosthesis, the importance of what it means to you as the end consumer is no less important!