ABOVE KNEE PROSTHESIS
How Do Above-Knee Prosthetic Legs Work?
Also known as AK, transfemoral, or TF prostheses, an above-knee prosthetic leg consists of the following:
Liner and support frame
Knee joint unit
Pylon and foot
Depending on the nature of the amputation and the residual limb, a transfemoral artificial leg may also include a replacement hip joint (if the entire leg is removed via hemipelvectomy).
Every part of any above-knee prosthesis designed to mimic the function of a real leg by providing support, stability and balance, along with a dynamic range of motion.
How Soon After My Amputation Can I Receive A Prosthesis?
While a temporary prosthesis may be available in the weeks following an amputation, it usually takes two-six months for inflammation to subside and surgical wounds to heal before patients can be accurately fit for a permanent prosthesis.
After I Am Cleared For A Prosthesis, How Long Does The Process Take?
The entire process at NY Rehab – from the first consultation to finished prosthesis – takes no more than two weeks. We can expedite this process for out-of-town patients.