Hope Rehabilitation Center offers the most advanced and clinically appropriate technology to help all patients meet their individual goals and regain independence.
Feet and Ankle Units
Each technology has its own benefits and advantages for prosthetic users. Your clinician will evaluate your specific needs and activities of daily living to determine which prosthesis will provide you with the most independence, stability, security and confidence.
There may be a hundred or more different prosthetic feet available. Examples include:
- The Solid Ankle Cushion Heel (SACH) foot has an internal keel surrounded by a foam shell and is durable with no moving parts.
- Single-axis feet are usually preferred by more active users.
- Multi-axis feet allow the foot to rotate while increasing stability and comfort on non-level surfaces.
- Dynamic response feet store and return energy as the user walks, resulting in a natural, fluid gait. This foot may benefit children, young adults, athletes and older adults.
- Adjustable ankle feet are ideal for people who want to alternate shoes with varying heel heights and are helpful for walking on inclines or rugged terrain.
- Microprocessor or computerized feet and ankles offer more active people the mobility and stability to navigate uneven surfaces.
Microprocessor Feet and Ankles
Prosthetic feet have included more advanced technology over the past several years. There are several microprocessor-integrated ankle/foot systems which provides unique functions, and all help lower limb prosthetic users walk more efficiently and improve function in activities of daily living.