What is a prosthetic leg?
Prosthetic is derived from the word ‘prosthesis’, which means replacement or a substitute in medical terms. A prosthetic leg can be used as a replacement for your leg. Medicine has created such a revolution that prosthetic legs can function equally as a normal human leg. Prosthetic legs come in various sizes and types and are customised based on the need of the patient.
Ottobock prosthetic leg
Exercises done before the prosthetic leg?
A Part of your rehabilitation is preparing yourself for your prosthesis. Prosthetic leg fitting starts only after your surgical wound and stitches have healed. Once your stitches and staples are out, you can start preparing yourself for a prosthetic leg. During this time wear your shrinker socks to reduce the swelling. Shrinker socks also help you shape your limb for a prosthetic leg. While getting ready for the prosthetic leg, you need to keep 5 things in mind.
- Correct positioning of your residual limb
- Muscle stretching and strengthening
- Touch and desensitization
- Residual limb shaping
- Daily limb care and hygiene
In order to avoid any further problems, follow the above 5 points regularly. Correct positioning reduces the chance of contracture. The correct posture is keeping your hip and knee straight as much as you can. Never keep your limb dangling or hanging when seated. Gently massage and rub the end of your residual limb regularly. If you ever feel a sudden increase in pain, skin separation or a bad smell from the limb during rehabilitation, connect with your doctor immediately.
When can a prosthetic leg be fitted?
After the operation, the prosthetic leg can be applied by keeping the patient on hold for 2-3 months, depending on the sensitivity of the stump. Once the wound is healed and the skin is less sensitive around the wound, a prosthetic leg can be fitted.
Types of prosthetic leg
1.Below knee prosthetic leg
A below-knee prosthetic leg is an artificial substitute for an amputated leg. These are attached to the people who lost their below knee limb. As this is attached below the knee, the patient has the ability to perform all the day to day tasks easily. Click here to know more about below-knee prosthetic leg.
2.Above knee prosthetic leg
An above-knee prosthetic leg has an artificial knee and is attached to the people who lost their above-knee limb. All the day to day activities are possible with the above knee prosthetic leg but it is quite difficult to get used to it. Click here to read the full article about above-knee prosthetic leg.
3.Silicone prosthetic leg
A silicone prosthetic leg is made up of high-definition silicon. These types of legs are custom made for both above-knee amputations and below-knee amputations. Click here to know more about silicone prosthetic leg.
How to choose a perfect prosthetic leg
Prosthetic legs are often expensive, that is why, you cannot take the risk of getting them made again and again. Also, a prosthetic leg will be a substitute for your leg and will serve as your body part, you want it to be perfect and comfortable. There are few things you need to keep in mind while choosing a prosthetic leg for yourself.
Choosing the right prosthesis brand and model
Choosing the right brand and model is the most important factor. Always go for reputed and clinically approved brands. As far as the model of the prosthetic leg is concerned, you should always explore all the latest models and then choose the one best suited for you.
Choose the right carbon socket
A socket is a customised mould of your residual limb that fits over the limb. It helps in attaching the prosthetic leg to your body. Carbon socket is fully customized and you can choose from a wide range of carbon socket material to suit your comfort and fitting.
Carbon foot selection
While choosing the carbon foot you should keep in mind the comfort, motion, material and function each type of carbon foot has. A carbon foot is made on-demand and is fully customized as per the patient’s preference.
What is the price of a prosthetic leg?
When can I walk with my prosthetic leg?
Most people learn to walk completely on their own within 4-5 months of attaching the prosthetic leg.
What can I do with my prosthetic leg?
A prosthetic leg functions the same as a real leg. You can walk, sit and stand easily with a prosthetic leg.
What is the production and delivery time of a prosthetic leg?
It takes around 1 week after measurements are taken to develop and deliver the prosthetic leg.
What is the warranty and technical support provided by Luxmed?
The technical support period for the prosthetic leg applied to our patients in our clinic is exactly 5 years. During this period, you can apply to our clinic for all the possible problems.
Why should Luxmed be preferred?
Luxmed is a clinically approved professional prosthetics provider (prosthetic arm, prosthetic leg, cosmetic silicon prosthesis) headquartered in Istanbul in the year. With experience of almost a decade, Luxmed is one of the top prosthetic providers in Turkey. Our team is highly skilled and each individual is trained in Germany. Our professionals are fluent in Arabic, English and Russian.
We are best at what we do and we provide our clients with constant rehabilitation and support throughout their journey with Luxmed.
To know more visit our website https://luxmedprotez.com or to speak with an expert regarding your requirements, give us a call at +905373498403.