The below-knee prosthesis of BMVSS has been designed indigenously. The shank is fabricated from locally manufactured, durable, high-quality, high-density polyethylene pipes (HDPE). The socket design used is either total contact, which is vacuum-formed using a polypropylene sheet, or open-ended, using HDPE. This custom-made shank / socket is fitted with the Jaipur Foot.
A functional below-knee prosthesis looks like a normal limb, allowing for the range of movement required for normal human locomotion. The total contact socket provides better sensory feedback to the wearer and prevents edema.
|Important features of the below-knee prosthesis are:
|The BMVSS below-knee prosthesis is a rapid-fit limb and can be fitted on the same or the next day unless there is a complication.|
|Bio-mechanically, it is based on the standard patella-tendon concept. It is fabricated and aligned according to standard global practices.|
|Functionally and cosmetically, it is close to the natural human limb; it allows the amputee to walk on undulated terrain, squat, sit cross-legged, run, climb a mountain or a tree, ride a bicycle or drive a car.|
|It is a minimal maintenance limb.|
|The prosthesis is water-proof.|
|The amputees can walk barefoot or with shoes on.|
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