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Walking posture is strongly connected to one’s health and presence. For amputees, is it possible for them to maintain a good walking posture while keep their spines and stump healthy? The answer is yes. How can we achieve this goal?

 

First of all, CPO (Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist) will measure the angle between an amputee’s stature and prosthesis. In order to make each amputee walk comfortably and elegantly, CPO should not only refer to the information obtained from above measurement but also depend on amputee’s gait and pace to adjust the prosthesis. This will prevent amputees from discomfort as well as complications caused by poor postures such as scoliosis and injured limb bones.

 

JOHNSON PROS. & ORTH. has been studying prosthetic assembly technology for decades. We combine modern prosthetic technology with ergonomics in order to make our customers walk comfortably and healthily. This is our ultimate goal. Regardless of whether your prosthesis is assembled by JOHNSON PROS. & ORTH. or not, we all welcome you to JOHNSON PROS. & ORTH. If you meet any condition listed below, our founder Mr. Johnson Yeh and general manager Mr. Steven Yeh will help you check your prosthesis with their professional knowledge and techniques.

 

 

Before Knee Self-test Items: 

When you are standing with prosthesis,

  1. 1. The distance between your two feet is more than 4 inches (The normal distance between two feet is 4 inches).
  2. 2. Your prosthetic foot cannot touch the ground, which will cause unequal leg length.

When you are walking with prosthesis,

  1. 1. Your prosthetic socket slides up and down, which will make your stump hurt.
  2. 2. Your weight is concentrated on the certain point of your prosthetic socket, which will make your stump and fibula hurt.
    (Diabetic patientsshould pay attention to these two items)
  1. 3. Since medial tibia is crushed by the prosthetic socket, you not only will feel uncomfortable but also will not stand or walk for a long time.
  2. 4. In order to maintain your body’s balance, you have to tilt your body to the opposite direction or your prosthesis will continue to skew, which will make you out-toeing or in-toeing.
  3. 5. There will be convex foot when your prosthetic foot touches the ground through the heel.
  4. 6.You usually can find your body is unstable, and you must spend a lot of energy maintaining your body’s balance or you cannot move forward.

After Knee Self-test Items:   

When you are standing with prosthesis,

  1. 1.  The distance between your two feet is more than 4 inches (The normal distance between two feet is 4 inches).
  2. 2.Your prosthetic foot cannot touch the ground, which will cause unequal leg length.
  3. 3. When you close your legs together and bend your body until your fingers can approach the ground, your stump is crushed by prosthetic socket and make you feel painful.

When you are walking with prosthesis,                                                            

  1. 1. Your prosthetic socket slides up and down, which will make your stump hurt.
    2. Your medial thigh is crushed and rubbed by your prosthetic socket, which will make your stump hurt.
    (Diabetic patients should pay attention to these two items)
    3. Your sciatic can feel painful, which can make your body unstable when you are walking. If you do not pay attention to this problem, you even cannot walk.
    4. In order to maintain your body’s balance, you have to tilt your body to the opposite direction or your prosthesis will continue to skew, which will make you out-toeing or in-toeing.
    5. You usually can find your body is unstable. For this reason, your prosthetic knee will easily bend and make you fall down.In addition, it is difficult for you to walk with prosthesis. You must spend a lot of energy maintaining your body’s balance or you cannot move forward.
    6. There will be convex foot when your prosthetic foot touches the ground through the heel.

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