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We're thrilled to announce that Orthotic Prosthetic Center (OPC), a long-time leader in prosthetic care throughout Northern Virginia, has merged with MCOP. However, even though their name will be changing, OPC will still operate in the exact same manner it always has, providing the highest level of quality care to clients throughout Virginia.Learn More

Glossary of Terms

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

Lower-Extremity Amputation 

A lower-extremity amputation includes the removal of any part of a lower limb. There are various levels of lower-extremity amputations, including:

  • toe amputation
  • foot/partial foot amputation
  • ankle disarticulation
  • below-knee amputation
  • knee disarticulation
  • above-knee amputation
  • hip disarticulation
  • pelvic amputation

Any lower-extremity amputation involves a pretty extensive rehabilitation process, which is why we guide our clients through ongoing postoperative care—helping to find the ideal prosthetic technology and teaching how to move forward with a healthy outlook and active lifestyle.

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