Care guide for Above The Knee Amputation (Inpatient Care)

If you’re looking for a below-the-knee prosthesis in Memphis, contact us to learn more about our wide selection to meet your needs. Let us help you regain your mobility and live the best life possible.

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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.

Above the knee amputation is surgery to remove your leg above your knee cap

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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.

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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!

A transfemoral prosthesis is an artificial limb that replaces a leg missing above the knee

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Depending on your below-knee prosthesis needs, we have a selection for you. We offer many different types of foot/ankle components. For example, you can have adjustable heel height, waterproof joints, and more. We also have customized prosthetics for different sports like swimming, running, skiing, and more. We even offer prosthetics with feet made to mimic a real foot with skin rather than an obvious metal prosthetic.

An above-the-knee amputation is surgery to remove your leg above the knee

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At the McCleve Prosthetic Center, we will help match you with an that your comfortable with. Our patients range in age from young to old and many are trained as Peer Mentors to help you get comfortable with your prosthesis and new way of life. Whether you have lost both of your legs or one arm, we have an amputee peer mentor that can relate to you and discuss what it’s like to experience a below knee amputation, from first-hand knowledge. The sooner you talk to another amputee, the sooner you’ll start to understand that you can still achieve all your hopes and dreams. Common questions and the main reasons amputees seek us out:

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Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) is a technique in which motor nerves which previously controlled muscles on an amputated limb are surgically rerouted such that they reinnervate a small region of a large, intact muscle, such as the pectoralis major. As a result, when a patient thinks about moving the thumb of his missing hand, a small area of muscle on his chest will contract instead. By placing sensors over the reinervated muscle, these contractions can be made to control movement of an appropriate part of the robotic prosthesis.