A below-knee (BK) prosthesis will typically consist of a custom-made socket, a pylon and a foot. Sometimes a suspension sleeve or harness may also be necessary. First time in Pakistan, we have introduced new suspension systems like shuttle locks to ease in fitting and ambulation. We have been using advance socket technology like plastic sockets and silicone liners.
Casting and Fitting of Prosthesis:
Although it varies considerably from person to person, new amputees usually begin the prosthetic fitting process a few weeks after surgery. Plaster casting is used to create a custom mould for the socket. Your prosthetist will decide the most effective means for casting your socket.