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