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Bilateral Transfemoral Componentry suggestions please...
Posted By: Lindsey Jastrzab on September 18, 2012
I'm in search of help for a Bilateral Transfemoral amputee. This gentleman
is very active and has great success using prostheses in the past. He has
not been walking for the past 3-5 years due to poor prosthetic fitting and
alignment but he greatly desires to return to walking. I believe he has
the strength and drive to be able to do so. He is a contractor and kneels
a lot so he needs durable knees. In the past, he has worn the Ottobock
Jupa Knees which are exoskeletal with a weight dependent brake, constant
frictions, and ext. assist.
Our goal is to get him up in walking in lighter prostheses. Exoskeletal is
ideal for the durability, but the weight is not ideal. He prefers a hard,
quad-shaped socket. (I also need quad brims - does anyone have a good
source?). He's open to trying new knees but he's used to the above
features of the Ottobock knees. His feet used to be the Springlite feet.
Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
Lindsey Jastrzab, CPO
Prosthetic Orthotic Associates
3303 N. 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-946-2286 - Scottsdale Phone
623-209-0109 - West Valley Phone
480-946-9942 - FAX
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