Basically, transtibial prostheses consist of a socket, the tubular skeleton and the foot. Appearance and cosmetics are also customized. Depending on the area of application, adjustments are made to both material and shape. While prostheses used to be made of wood, nowadays they are usually made of carbon and synthetic resins in combination with various plastics, such as silicone or polyurethane. They are light and at the same time very stable. At Ergonomic Care, we pay special attention to the attachment to the residual limb. Here, too, there are various options, e.g. vacuum system, pin systems or a soft-wall inner socket. Problems with the socket or residual limb occur much less frequently today thanks to the flexible materials and the matching socket system.
Depending on the application, the material mix (and appearance) can vary greatly. A distinction is made, for example, between
- Everyday prostheses
- Bath prostheses
- Sports prostheses
- Cosmetic prostheses
- Interim prostheses/transitional prostheses
In an initial consultation, we therefore clarify with you which functions the transtibial prosthesis should fulfill and how this is best achieved. During the fitting process, which also includes trial runs, further necessary changes are then made until the prosthesis has its final appearance and the right fit.