Lower Extremity Options

Superior has the ability to manufacture custom lower extremity devices in-house specifically to your needs. The use of technically-advanced prosthetic components as well as advanced socket designs have resulted in success for our patients. We not only want to see you walking again. We want to help you progress from basic ambulation all the way to advanced activities if possible, including jogging, exercising, and sporting activities.

At Superior, we believe that restoring your mobility after a lower extremity amputation is best accomplished through a comprehensive team approach and setting goals through rehabilitation and prosthetic planning.

While many of our patients experienced lower extremity amputation due to a birth defect, a medical issue, or an accident, we also assist members of the military who have experienced amputation. Lower extremity amputation is the most common level of amputation in both civilian and military populations.

Superior provides a state-of-the-art amputee program for our patients, which includes helping you beyond just your physical injury. We offer each patient access to Amp UP, our team of patient care advocates, to talk with you through your questions, concerns and emotional issues. We provide both pre-op and post-op consulting with the surgeons and physicians handling your case. We also take advantage of technology, including CAD/CAM image capture and a laser balance system as we fabricate your prosthetic device in-house.

Our Superior team will be right there with you, every step of the way.

Types of Prosthesis

The prosthetic fitting process has two distinct phases: the preparatory prosthesis and the definitive prosthesis.

Preparatory

This is the initial or temporary prosthesis and is sometimes referred to as the "learning prosthesis." The preparatory phase is the longer of the two phases in the fitting process. For the new amputee, fitting usually begins when swelling in the residual limb is under control and the suture line has healed, typically around 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.

Definitive

This is the final or permanent prosthesis. Your prosthetist at Superior will decide when it is time to cast for the definitive prosthesis. For new amputees, it will likely be several months after surgery, when the size and shape of the residual limb has stabilized from walking on your preparatory prosthesis. For experienced prosthetic users, casting for the definitive prosthesis will occur more quickly. Working from the modified preparatory or check sockets, your practitioner will create a definitive socket.

Levels of Prosthesis

  • Hemi Pelvectomy
  • Hip Disarticulation
  • Transfemoral
  • Knee Disarticulation
  • Transtibial
  • Syme's
  • Chopart
  • Trans Met

Prosthesis Brands, Components and Styles

Micro-Processor Knees

  • Genium
  • X2
  • Cleg
  • Compact
  • Orion
  • Plie2
  • Rheo Knee
  • Smart Knee
  • Adaptive Knee

Micro-Processor Ankles

  • Proprio
  • Biom

Feet

  • Freedom
  • Ossur
  • Otto Bock
  • Ohio Willio Wood
  • Endolite
  • College Park

Custom Foot Fillers

  • Toe Filler
  • Transmet Filler
  • Chopart Filler

Sockets

  • Total Contact
  • Narrow M/L Ischial Containment
  • Scandinavian Design
  • MASS Design
  • PTB
  • Flexible Inner/Rigid Frame
  • Flexible Proximal Brim

Vacuum Suspension Systems

  • Limb Logic
  • Harmony P3
  • Harmony HD
  • Suction
  • Locking Liners
  • KISS System

Specialty Devices

Carbon Running Foot Systems

  • Sprint Feet
  • Cheeta
  • Nitro

Adjustable Heel (for Women)

  • Elation
  • Runway

Prosthetic Services

Post-Operative Care

  • APOPs
  • IPOPs
  • Shrinkers
  • Retention Socks
  • Stump Protectors
  • Dressing Change
  • Phantom Pain Management