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above the knee prosthetics in ashevilleUpper leg limb loss, or amputation of the leg above the knee, is a significant life-altering event that can affect an individual's physical and emotional well-being. There are many reasons why an individual may experience upper leg limb loss, including traumatic injuries, cancer, infection, and vascular disease.

Difficulties of Adjusting to Life with Upper Leg Limb Loss

The loss of an upper leg can pose significant physical challenges for an individual. The loss of the knee joint can make it difficult to perform activities that require bending, kneeling, or crouching. The loss of the quadriceps muscle group can also make it challenging to walk and perform other activities that require the use of the leg.

In addition to physical challenges, individuals with upper leg limb loss may also experience emotional challenges. Many individuals report feelings of grief, depression, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following their amputation. The loss of a limb can also affect a person's self-esteem and body image.

Prosthetic limbs can help individuals with upper leg limb loss regain their mobility and independence. However, there are also unique challenges associated with upper leg prosthetics. These challenges include:

Despite the challenges, individuals with upper leg limb loss can lead fulfilling lives with the help of prosthetic limbs and support from their healthcare providers, friends, and family. Prosthetic technology is continually advancing, and new developments can help individuals with upper leg limb loss lead even more independent and active lives.

Upper Leg Prosthetic Devices in Asheville

At Orthopedic Appliance Company, we understand that losing an upper leg can be a life-altering experience that can have significant physical and emotional impacts. That's why we specialize in creating custom upper leg prosthetics that are tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Above the Knee Prosthetics at Orthopedic Appliance Company in Asheville, NC

Our experienced and compassionate team of professionals will work with you to design and create a prosthetic that provides the comfort, stability, and mobility you need to lead a fulfilling life. We use the latest technology and materials to create prosthetics that are lightweight, durable, and designed to mimic natural movement as closely as possible.

We offer a range of upper leg prosthetics, including:

  1. Prosthetic legs that attach above the knee, known as transfemoral prostheses, can be tailored to meet the user's specific requirements.
  2. Knee prosthetics are designed to help people with above-the-knee amputations get around more easily and with greater stability.
  3. Prostheses for hip disarticulation are designed to give patients more freedom of movement by completely replacing the hip and leg.

Our prosthetics are custom-designed to fit your unique needs and lifestyle. We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure a comfortable and secure fit and to optimize your mobility and range of motion.

At Orthopedic Appliance Company, we are committed to providing exceptional care and service to each and every one of our patients. We take the time to understand your unique needs and work with you to create a prosthetic that is comfortable, functional and meets your goals.

If you or someone you know is in need of an upper leg prosthetic, contact us today to schedule a consultation. You can trust that we will do everything in our power to provide you with the highest standard of care and the most suitable prosthesis for your situation. Don't put off taking action; start your journey to recovery right now.