A Manual for Above-Knee Amputees

The Definitive Above-Knee Prosthesis

The above-knee prosthesis has four major parts: the socket; the knee system; the shank; and the foot-ankle system.

A variety of sockets, knees, shanks, feet, and ankles are available and can be combined to produce a prosthesis that best meets the needs of each individual amputee.

Description of the components most used in the United States are given in the following sections.

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Copyright 1996 - Alvin L. Muilenburg and A. Bennett Wilson, jr.

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