Ergonomic Care - Your specialist for transtibial prostheses in Munich
Transtibial prostheses are used after an amputation below the knee joint . The most common causes for an amputation and a transtibial prosthesis are arterial occlusive diseases, diabetes and accidents. That is why we at Ergonomic Care attach great importance to the high-quality manufacture of our prostheses. However, it is just as important to us to deal empathetically with our customers during this often lengthy and difficult fitting process.
A transtibial prosthesis makes a decisive contribution to being able to return to the normality of everyday life. In this context, it is important to avoid problems with the residual limb on the one hand and to ensure functionality, stability and well-being on the other hand by means of individual fabrication and good fitting. Both the future function (e.g. everyday prosthesis vs. sports prosthesis) and the manufacturing material and type of fixation play a major role.
In our Munich workshop, we draw on years of orthopedic technical experience and modern processing techniques to ensure this for our customers after a transtibial amputation. We pay attention to accuracy already in the planning stage so that training with the prosthesis and possible adjustments can be made promptly. We therefore offer a detailed and free consultation in advance, please feel free to contact us.
The right transtibial prosthesis - different for everyone
A well-fitting and well-matched prosthesis not only enables the patient to return to everyday life and the activities associated with it, it also provides stability and freedom of movement. In this regard, every transtibial prosthesis is manufactured and fitted in our Munich workshop. Not only do the user's physical requirements play a role in planning and fabrication, but also preferences and planned uses.
Functions and material of a transtibial prosthesis
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.
Everyday life and care - the transtibial prosthesis in practice
The correct and safe use of a prosthesis must be practiced in the first weeks and months. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation measures often play a decisive role in this, but we also provide help and tips, for example, when it comes to taking off and putting away a transtibial prosthesis and its correct control.
Pressure marks or redness should not occur and are always a sign that the fit should be checked again by our team or workshop. This also applies to limited functions. And, of course, you will also receive detailed instructions from us on the proper care and cleaning of your prosthesis.
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
With good advice to the right transtibial prosthesis: the procedure
During an initial consultation (free of charge), we take a medical history to clarify pre-existing conditions and complaints, but above all also wishes for the new prosthesis. An initial examination of the residual limb provides further information and the range of motion is also measured. This can also be done at your home or in a clinic.
Modeling and fabrication
As a rule, the second step is to take measurements of the residual limb and create a plaster cast so that our team can determine the exact shape of the socket. Based on this information, an initial trial socket is created. Only after extensive testing together with our customer and, if necessary, adjustments, the final socket is subsequently created.
Collection + Check
The fit and functionality are also checked again when the final prosthesis is picked up or delivered. If there are any problems at a later date, you can of course come to our workshop for adjustments at any time. Transtibial prostheses are complex devices, so it is especially important that our customers are satisfied.