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Prostheses, Lower Limb, Ankle Component

Definition : Lower limb prostheses designed for partial functional (primarily flexion) replacement of the ankle portion of a missing lower limb. These prostheses typically consist of external devices with a mechanism that provides flexion (i.e., acting as a hinge) and some degree of internal and external rotation movements and locking positions at the distal end of the foot prostheses; they are usually attached at the proximal end with a socket to the residual limb or another prosthetic device (e.g., a pylon). Ankle component prostheses are available in a great variety of configurations and sizes; they may be passive, mechanical, or patient-actuated. The prostheses are used mainly in patients who have congenital abnormalities or who suffered amputations due to illness (e.g., diabetes) or traumatic accidents.

Entry Terms : "External Limb Components, Ankle/Foot" , "Ankle Component Prostheses" , "Prostheses, Ankle" , "Ankle Prostheses"

UMDC code : 23404


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Hosmer Dorrance Corp

Hosmer is a manufacturer of innovative prosthetic and orthotic products. Our expert O&P technicians can custom fabricate any orthosis or prosthesis to meet your needs.

Otto Bock HealthCare

Ottobock HealthCare uses innovative technology, superior service and world class education to help people with physical mobility challenges.

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

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