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Glossary of Terms

Learn about the mostly commonly used terms in prosthetics and orthotics industry.

Above-Knee Amputation

An above-knee amputation involves the removal of the lower limb, where an incision is made above the knee and the femur is cut. This procedure may become necessary as a result of trauma, severe infection, tumors, or poor blood flow.

Where most prosthetists may only serve an above knee amputee once a week, our practitioners help above-knee amputees several times each day. Our team is acutely aware of the wear and tear that an active above-knee amputee endures on their joints, muscles and back, which is why we emphasize symmetry and gait training as a critical element of post-procedure success.

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