Femoral prostheses - from the specialist in Munich
Diseases and accidents can, in the worst case, lead to an amputation above the knee joint, in which case there may be a need for a transfemoral prosthesis. In many cases, this not only restores stability and mobility, it can also enable a life without a wheelchair.
Developments in leg prosthetics have progressed very strongly in recent years. Lightweight and at the same time very robust materials provide the necessary stability and safety, which nowadays even enable the practice of numerous sports. Flexible materials provide good support. But even though developments are advancing, one thing always remains the same: the perfect, customized fit is still important, and with it the years of experience of our workshop in Munich.
Thanks to detailed consultation and competent support through the fitting process after a transfemoral amputation, we at Ergonomic Care in Munich ensure that your new transfemoral prosthesis is completely in line with your wishes. We pay attention to functionality, but also to a symmetrical gait pattern and adapted cosmetics. This prevents accompanying complaints. It is important to us that our customers can lead the active and pain-free life they desire.
Mode of action of transfemoral prostheses
There is no one transfemoral prosthesis, because each leg prosthesis must be individually adapted to the requirements and the respective physical conditions of the wearer. In particular, avoiding pressure points and skin irritation while maintaining good stability is a top priority. For this reason, the fabrication of a transfemoral prosthesis is a process involving numerous adjustments and rehearsals, for which we always take sufficient time in our Munich prosthetics workshop.
Functions and material of a transfemoral prosthesis
The basic features of transfemoral prostheses are nevertheless the same. They consist of a socket (for example, a full-contact socket, a socket that encompasses the seat, or an M.A.S socket), a skeleton, knee joint, and feet.
High demands are placed on the knee joint in particular, as it not only ensures a smooth gait pattern, but can also increase the risk of falls in the worst case. State-of-the-art materials are used, such as carbon and metals, which are both robust and lightweight. Plastics and silicone are also used in modern prostheses.
The combination of all parts and possible materials ultimately results in the right transfemoral prosthesis.
Above-knee prostheses in everyday life
There are different types of leg prostheses. Which one is right for you depends on many factors. Age and weight play a role, as does mobility. For example, a young person will need a different prosthesis than an older person. For this reason, prostheses at Ergonomic Care are created and fitted individually. However, a basic distinction is made between the following types of prosthesis:
- Everyday prosthesis
- Sports prosthesis
- Bath prosthesis
- Cosmetic prosthesis
- Replacement prosthesis
- Transitional prosthesis / Interim prosthesis
With any transfemoral prosthesis, above all, the fit is a very decisive factor, which is why we are particularly thorough and careful about this point in the process of creation. A well-fitting prosthesis helps the wearer with mobility and stability, while an ill-fitting one can, at worst, cause sores and pain. For this reason, "readjustment" may sometimes be necessary even with an existing prosthesis, for example in the event of weight loss.
Advantages of Ergonomic Care
After my accident 5 years ago I have been supplied with several prosthetics from different orthopaedic technical supply stores. Here at ergonomic care it is the first time I am 100% satisfied with my prostetic.
I have been advised by a very competent employee in order to find the most suitable combination of knee joint with the prosthetic socket.
Now I have been supplied with an Ottobock C-leg and a custom fitted socket with a silicon pin liner.
My gait pattern improved significantly and I am now able to walk stairs and even far distances for a long time.
I can definitely recommend the medical supply store to anyone who is looking for a long lasting custom fit supply.
Mhsan s - customer
To the perfect transfemoral prosthesis - the process at Ergonomic Care
Initial consultation and measurement:
An initial contact and consultation are at the beginning of the process. Together with you, we discuss which functions the transfemoral prosthesis should fulfill for you in detail. If necessary, we will of course work together with your therapists and doctors.
Modeling and fabrication
In a further step, measurements and assessments are made on the die. This must be done with high accuracy to avoid problems later on. A plaster cast helps us to produce a suitable socket. An initial prosthesis version is then extensively tested. Only then is work done on the final prosthesis.
Collection and final tests
Final adjustments regarding proper fit and functionality are made until the very end during pickup or delivery. But even after that, you can always contact us or go to our Munich workshop if there are any problems. We are happy to help and are pleased when our customers are satisfied.