An above-knee (AK) prosthesis consists of a custom-made socket combined with a supportive frame, knee unit, pylon, and foot. Sometimes a suspension sleeve or harness may also be necessary.
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.