At The Hip Limb Loss

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At The Hip Prosthetics in Gross Pointe, MI

At Above and Beyond Orthopedics, we empower hundreds of limb loss patients annually to achieve mobility and independence. Our knowledgeable and passionate team uses cutting-edge technology to deliver exceptional care. Experience freedom and regain your strength with customized prosthetics designed for your lifestyle. Choose Above and Beyond for your journey to a fuller life.

What is At The Hip Limb Loss?

Losing a limb is a life-altering experience that can be both physically and emotionally challenging. One of the most important steps in the recovery process is choosing the right prosthesis, and this is particularly true for hip amputees. At the hip prosthetics, also known as transfemoral prosthetics, are designed to replace the missing limb and provide support and stability to the patient. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the different types of at the hip prosthetics, the benefits they offer, and some frequently asked questions.

Common causes of amputations near or at the hip, such as hemipelvectomy, hip disarticulation, and transpelvic amputations, are trauma, cancer, and severe infections. Despite the numerous challenges associated with this type of limb loss, independence can still be achieved with the right support, clinical expertise, and prosthetic technology.

runner in running start position with a prosthetic right leg

Types of At the Hip Prosthetics

At the hip prosthetics are designed to mimic the function of a natural limb as closely as possible. There are several different types of prosthetics available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most common types include:

  • Conventional Prosthetics: These are the most basic type of at the hip prosthetics and are designed for amputees with limited mobility. They are made from lightweight materials and provide basic support and stability.
  • Knee-Disarticulation Prosthetics: These prosthetics are designed for individuals who have lost their leg above the knee. They are typically more stable and offer better mobility compared to conventional prosthetics.
  • Microprocessor Prosthetics: These are the most advanced type of at the hip prosthetics and are equipped with computerized components that allow for a more natural gait. They are ideal for amputees with a high level of activity.
  • Body-Powered Prosthetics: These prosthetics are operated by cables that are attached to the residual limb. They provide a high level of control and can be adjusted to meet the needs of the amputee.

Benefits of At the Hip Prosthetics

At the hip prosthetics offer a number of benefits for amputees, including:

  • Improved mobility: By providing support and stability to the residual limb, at the hip prosthetics can help improve mobility and allow the patient to move more freely.
  • Increased independence: Prosthetics can help restore the patient’s independence and enable them to carry out daily activities without assistance.
  • Reduced pain and discomfort: At the hip prosthetics are designed to be comfortable and reduce the pressure on the residual limb, which can help reduce pain and discomfort.
  • Better balance and stability: By providing support to the residual limb, at the hip prosthetics can help improve balance and stability, reducing the risk of falls.

We Go Above & Beyond for Our Patients

“I recently worked with Above & Beyond to be fitted for orthotics – excellent experience. As a result of COVID, we’ve experienced and are accustomed to delays in service and products due to reasons most often outside of a provider’s control. What impressed me was that Above & Beyond took the time to proactively reach out and alert me to a slight delay in my order! During the fitting, Above & Beyond ensured the inserts fit the shoes I commonly wear and let me know a few brands that work well with inserts as I replace shoes. Can’t say enough about the customer service, knowledge and professionalism of the Above & Beyond team!”

– Sarah S.

At The Hip Prosthetics FAQ's

The common causes of hip amputations are trauma, cancer, and severe infection.

People with hip amputations can access support from healthcare professionals who have experience in treating the condition and a collaborative care environment that prioritizes their long-term goals. They can also be connected with peer support groups who have gone through similar journeys.

A prosthesis can impact how a person bends at the hip to sit and stand after a hip amputation.

An appropriate prosthesis and an experienced physical therapist are important resources to help people resume walking with a prosthesis.

Rehabilitation for hip amputations follows the amputation rehabilitation timeline, with some special considerations such as designing a socket that is comfortable, does not interfere with bodily functions, and properly supports the body weight. The prosthetic components such as the hip joint, knee joint, and foot are also important considerations in achieving stability and comfort.

Receive A Free Evaluation At Above and Beyond Orthopedics

Get a free evaluation and find your prosthetic solution at Above and Beyond Orthopedics. Our team in Grosse Pointe, MI and greater metro Detroit will work tirelessly to ensure you have the mobility and freedom to live life to the fullest. With customized fittings and accessories, we have what you need to be at your best every day.

At Above and Beyond Orthopedics, we’ve been helping patients for over 10 years. Our focus is on both physical and mental well-being. We offer top-notch limb loss and orthotic solutions and are experienced practitioners serving the Detroit metropolitan area. Personalized and compassionate care is what we offer to help our patients regain mobility and improve their quality of life.


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