Gait - the way an individual walks.
Gait training – learning how to walk with a prosthesis.
HKAFO – hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis, encompasses the hip and leg.
Inferior – below or directed downward.
IPOP - immediate post-operative prosthesis, a temporary prosthesis applied in the operating room immediately following amputation.
Ischemia – localized anemia caused by obstruction in the blood supply.
KAFO – knee-ankle-foot orthosis, encompasses the entire leg.
Lamination – method of plastic fabrication involving saturation of a matrix with liquid plastic.
Amputation, diabetic – an amputation caused by complications associated with diabetes.
Anterior – before, in front, or toward the front.
AP - anterior-posterior, the measurement in below-knee prosthetics from the patellar notch to the popliteal bulge
Assistive/adaptive equipment – ramps, bars, changes in furniture heights, environmental control units, and specially designed devices that assist in performance or mobility.
BE (below-the-elbow) – level of amputation.
Amputee Woman Jill with Stubbies & Peglegs DAK 3 - …
Also known as transfemoral.
AFO – ankle-foot orthosis, encompasses the lower leg and foot.
Alignment – position of prosthetic socket in relation to foot and knee.