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Managing Phantom Limb Pain
Learning to Walk with a Prosthetic Leg
Syme’s amputation is an ankle disarticulation (the removal of the foot through the joint) with removal of the malleoli (the two rounded protrusions on either side of the ankle) then forward rotation of the heel pad over the end of the residual tibia.
The short space between the end of the residual limb and the floor means that a standard prosthetic foot usually has to be modified in order to fit correctly. Possible foot choices include the Solid Ankle Cushion Heel (SACH) foot or a carbon reinforced energy-storing foot.Interested in a free evaluation? Call 1-877-4HANGER to find the closest Hanger Clinic location specializing in the orthotic solutions you need.