Custom Above the Knee Prosthetics

Custom Above the Knee Prosthetic Legs in Kansas City

Take Your Next Step with Comfort & Ease.

Amputations can be life-altering, but in many cases are life-saving. An amputation suffered at any level of the lower extremity can alter or change a person’s gait or how they walk. While there are incredible advancements in prosthetic components, the socket fit and suspension are the most critical to attaining the best functional outcomes possible. The clinical staff at HOPE has the highest training in socket technology available today.

Above the Knee Prosthetics

A Custom Prosthesis Built for You

Above the knee prosthesis, also known as a transfemoral prosthesis, consists of a socket (outer shell conformed to your residual limb shape), prosthetic knee/ankle/foot, and a form of suspension (how the prosthesis stays on your limb). A socket can be challenging for above the knee amputees due to the socket going as high as the inner groin and pelvic bone.

Above the Knee Prosthetic Options

To Fit Your Body & Lifestyle

As with everything in the prosthetic field, the design of your prosthesis really depends on you. Depending on your activity level and functional potential, there are certain components specifically designed to give you the optimal function that you need and deserve. These components include the socket design, knee, foot, suspension, etc.

Prosthesis Design Factors
Level of the amputation
Condition of your amputated limb
Functional ability prior to and post-amputation
Your desired hobbies and goals
Patient presentation
Insurance coverage

Above the knee amputee
M. Miller
Above the knee amputee
M. Miller
Above the knee amputee

Living with a prosthesis is not easy at times, but choosing HOPE has made life so much easier. Everyone you meet is courteous, professional, and knowledgeable, from the front desk to the prosthetists. They are ready to help with any question or concern I have, whether simple or complex. In addition, HOPE’s main lab is in the area, which means a faster delivery for supplies. They are WONDERFUL!

Below the knee amputee
M Uhlrig
Below the knee amputee
M Uhlrig
Below the knee amputee

M Uhlrig from Topeka. I have been a member of the H.O.P.E. practice for over 4 years now, coming from another “Nationally known” orthotic and prosthetic group. What I have found at H.O.P.E. is a more personalized approach to patient care. All the practitioners know their patients and take the time to actually guarantee a truly custom fit prosthesis. My doctor considered me to be a “hard to fit” type of patient when he referred me to H.O.P.E. and the staff there has given me a prosthesis that has ended the cycle of recurring staph infections and surgeries. Thanks to all the members of the H.O.P.E. staff from the front office to the physicians, to the technicians who actually build the product.

Orthotic leg brace
M. Thomas
Orthotic leg brace
M. Thomas
Orthotic leg brace

I am so fortunate to have found Hope when I moved to Kansas a decade ago. From my first visit till my last visit, less than 2 weeks ago, I have received the best care from the staff. They truly understand my needs and tailor creative solutions to resolve my issues in a timely fashion. In case of emergency, all I need to do is give a call and the friendly staff are waiting to attend to my crisis. Thank you, Hope for your care through the past years and the years to come!

Orthotic leg brace
D. Bolton
Orthotic leg brace
D. Bolton
Orthotic leg brace

Hope KC has been one of the best experiences of my journey of my AFO braces needs. They have taken the time to properly fit and make sure that they are making a long-term product to help with daily life. I have only had great experiences with hope from wanting to compete in triathlons to just wanting to keep up with my children. David has taken the time to hear about my needs and has tried to make me the best product he and fellow staff can.

Below the knee amputee
S. Bradley
Below the knee amputee
S. Bradley
Below the knee amputee

Hope is family. I am a newer amputee and was very overwhelmed with adjusting to my new way of life. With the personal care of their excellent staff and custom fitting, they have me up and walking again. “The first step is the one you believe in” I believe in Hope.

A Process Designed
for Your Success.

Identify Your Goals & Needs

The prosthetic process will begin with you visiting with our practitioners to ask questions, discuss your goals and functional needs for your above knee prosthesis. We will help you determine which options are best suited for your needs.

Build a Custom Socket for Comfort

Once the optimal design is determined, an impression of your limb is obtained in order to create a customized socket for your prosthesis in Kansas City. A custom socket better ensures comfort during movement.

Fitting & Alignment

The clinician and technicians will utilize the impression and measurements of your limb to design and fabricate a custom socket. The socket will be set onto the components and a fitting or series of fittings will follow the optimal fit, function, and alignment are obtained. Once you and the clinician are satisfied with the fitting, the prosthesis is ready to be finished.

Proper Function & Fit

On delivery day, we will ensure your prosthesis is fitting and functioning properly before sending you home with your new device. We will follow up with you to adjust your fit and alignment as you progress, and to maintain the components of your above the knee prosthetic leg in Kansas City.