How are below knee prosthesis made?
The technicians at Grace Prosthetic Fabrication have spent years designing prosthetic sockets and other parts for all types of prosthetics that patients can rely on. Many of these patients require a below-knee prosthesis so that they can perform a variety of personal and professional tasks.
Patients are often surprised to learn that there are many options available with a below-knee prosthesis. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of those options and then explain how Grace Prosthetics ensures that it’s the best quality they can find.
There are several options available with a Grace Below-Knee Prosthesis
The designers at Grace believe in providing as much customization as possible with our prosthetic devices. Here are some of the options that are available with a below-knee prosthesis:
- Proflex inner socket
- Cloth lamination
- Skin tone lamination
- Fabric lamination
- T-shirt lamination
- Spray skins
- Custom paint
- Custom sleeve
- Custom fabric
- Grace Plate
If you’re not sure which of these options is best for you, we can create a 3D printed preview of what your customized below-the-knee prosthesis will look like.
How Grace Designs the Best Below-Knee Prosthetics
As you can see, the below-knee prosthesis offered by Grace has quite a few options available for both functionality and appearance. We’ve spent years perfecting our design process, yet we’re always looking for new ways to advance. Here are just a few ways that we’re able to create the best below-knee prosthesis in the industry.
The best plans always start with a proper blueprint. Grace starts off by consulting with the doctor on the patient’s specific needs and design requirements. This lays the groundwork for the actual design of the below-knee prosthesis. If there’s any customization needed, this will be planned at the very beginning so that the prosthetic will be perfect once it’s been constructed.
Not only has technology been instrumental in making prosthetics more durable and functional than ever before, but this also affects the design process. Before we begin building a prosthetic, we’ll be able to provide a pre-fabrication preview model. This is the perfect time to make any tweaks before the printing process begins.
3D Design and Printing
The pre-fabrication preview mentioned above is possible due to 3D design technology. Our designers use CAD software to construct a digital version of the prosthetic. Once all the details are in place, the printing process can begin. With the use of 3D printing, we’re able to build a prosthetic in a much shorter period of time than in the past.
Whether it’s a below knee prosthesis or any other type of prosthetic or orthotic, Grace only uses the highest quality materials. From the alloys used in the sockets to the material used in liners and sleeves, patients will always receive the very best. This allows patients to be confident that their prostheses will remain durable and functional without breaking down from wear and tear too quickly.
Proprietary Grace Plates
Creating the socket for a below-knee prosthesis is one of the most important aspects of the design. Many years ago, our wonderful designers created Grace Plates to provide an easier alignment following socket fabrication. Our design proved to be so revolutionary that it’s now used around the world in a variety of applications within the prosthetics industry.
For Below-Knee Prothesis Design, please contact Grace Prosthetic Fabrication
Grace Prosthetic Fabrication designs sockets and other prosthetic parts for worldwide use. If you have any questions about our below-knee prosthesis design or any of our other products, give us a call at (800) 940-5347 today.