Knee Amputation Leg Prosthetic Disarticulation

Preferred-Orthotics-and-Prosthetic-Services-8Disarticulation occurs when there is a separation or amputation of a body part at the joint.

Disarticulation can occur naturally or surgically, and can be due to trauma or disease. Preferred O & P Services is a part of the rehabilitation team that assists patients suffering from disarticulation.

Shoulder Disarticulation: The separation of the arm from the shoulder joint. The entire arm is separated from the body with a shoulder disarticulation.
Elbow Disarticulation:
The separation of the lower arm from the elbow.
Hip Disarticulation:
The separation of the thigh (femur) from the hip (pelvic girdle). The entire leg is separated from the body with a hip disarticulation.
Knee Disarticulation: The separation of the shin bones (tibia and fibula) from the thigh bone (femur).
Ankle Disarticulation: The separation of the shin bones (tibia and fibula) from the ankle (talus). Ankle disarticulation is also known as a Symes amputation.

Knee & Leg Prosthetic Treatment in Federal Way & Tacoma

Preferred-Orthotics-and-Prosthetic-Services-9When a surgical disarticulation occurs the surgeon is able to make a clean cut from the joint and increase the chances of a successful transition into prosthetic use.

Preferred O & P Services fits patients suffering from disarticulation with custom-fitted prosthesis that will increase functionality after an amputation.

A proper fitting prosthesis is essential to help disarticulation patients regain lost function and mobility.