How do Below -Knee prosthetic legs work? Also known as BK or transtibial. A below-knee prosthetic leg consists of the following: Custom made sockets, liner, pylon and foot. Every component of transtibial prostheses is designed to work together to ensure comfort and optimal function.

How do Above Knee prosthetics legs work? Also known as an AK or transfemoral prosthetic. An above knee prosthetic leg consists of the following: Custom made socket, liner, knee unit, pylon and foot. Depending on the nature of the amputation and the residual limb length, a transfemoral artificial leg may also include a prosthetic hip joint (if the entire leg was amputated).

Microprocessor controlled devices can be either a knee or foot on a prosthesis. Patient results can be extraordinary with this computer-controlled device. Sensors, gauges, and gyroscopes relay information to the knee/foot which then apply the correct amount of friction/fluid in the hydraulic, giving the patient a more energy-efficient gait pattern and an increased sense of security on various types of terrain.