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Prostheses, Lower Limb, Above Knee

Definition : Lower limb prostheses designed for partial functional (e.g., rotation, flexion) replacement of a missing limb above the knee articulation. These prostheses typically consist of external or partially implantable devices including knee, ankle, and foot components; the knee and ankle components provide flexion (i.e., acting as a hinge) and some degree of internal and external rotation movements and locking positions at the distal end; some prostheses include hydraulic devices and/or microprocessors to regulate knee movements. They are usually attached at the proximal end with a socket to the residual limb (i.e., the femur) or another prosthetic device (e.g., a tube resembling the femur). Above-the-knee lower limb prostheses are available in a great variety of configurations and sizes; they are used mainly in patients who suffered amputations due to illness (e.g., diabetes) or traumatic accidents or, less frequently, in patients who have congenital abnormalities.

Entry Terms : "Above Knee Prostheses, External Component" , "Trans-Femoral Prostheses"

UMDC code : 23408

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AlliedOP

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BOAS Surgical

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Capital Orthotics and Prosthetics LLC

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DAW Industries Inc

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DAW Industries of America continues to expand its leadership role in prosthetic and orthotic research, development and manufacturing. Building upon David's uncompromising standards of creative design, optimum performance and dedication to patient care, DAW is pushing the outer limits of science, technology and patient management philosophy.

Nobbe Orthopedics Inc

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Pongratz Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc

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Spinal Technology Inc

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Thompson's Custom Orthotics & Prosthetics

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West Coast Brace & Limb

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Westcoast Brace & Limb is Tampa Bay's leader in the development of custom made and high tech orthotic and prosthetic devices. For more than 40 years, Westcoast Brace & Limb has provided unparalleled patient care and quality service.

Woodfield Orthotics & Prosthetics

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