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AK Suspension

Overview of Transfemoral Suspension

Generic Class SuspensionExamplesPrimary IndicationMajor AdvantagesChief Limitations
Atmospheric pressure Suction socket; roll on locking liner; hypobaric sock; augmented vacuum systems Whenever clinically feasible Minimizes pistoning; best proprioception; greatest ROM Precise fit, consistent donning necessary; best with stable limb volume
Anatomic Supracondylar wedge (knee disartic) Knee disartic or congenital malformation Good suspension, rotational control Suspension pressure is localized
Straps Silesian belt, TES belt Residual volume change anticipated Amputee adjustable; good aux suspension; rotational control some pistoning, belt discomfort and cosmesis
Hinges Pelvic joint and belt Short residual limb, weak abductors Max M-L support; some rotational control Heavy, bulky, awkward to don; pistoning; discomfort when sitting
Created by: npoliti