Leg amputation

Walking attempts after upper or lower leg amputations are often prevented by balance and blood circulation interference or by overstraining of the remaining leg.

Wheelchair requirements

  • Wheelbase extension as compensation measure for weight loss due to the amputated leg(s) (support castors may be sufficient in some cases).
  • Individual adaptability of the driving characteristics to the available strength and mobility reserves (age and disability related)
  • Adaptable lower backrest height for maximum arm use.
  • Hinged anti-tilt bars, especially for recent amputation.
  • A stump support may be necessary if applicable.
  • An anti-decubitus cushion may potentially be necessary.
  • Mobility by car through easy folding/unfolding, little weight and easy loading of the wheelchair.
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