Every prosthesis Leimkuehler, Inc. fabricates is specifically designed for each patient through the use of casts, measurements and working models.
There are 2 basic types of socket designs for the transfemoral amputee:
The Quadrilateral Socket where the patient bears weight on the ischial seat.
The Ischial Containment Socket designed with a narrower medial-lateral dimension.
There are many variations of each socket design and we custom fit the prosthesis for the optimal patient comfort and performance. There are also a variety of knee units, foot designs and suspension options customized to each patient’s needs.
There are 2 basic types of transtibial prostheses:
The Patellar Tendon Bearing (PTB) prosthesis was developed at the University of California. It provides an intimate fit and efficient distribution of pressure. It is universally used as the standard of prosthetic management for transtibial amputees. There are multiple suspension methods available as well as foot designs.
The Patellar Supracondylar (PTS) prosthesis incorporates suspension into its design.