Standard Features of a Below Knee Prosthesis


Suspension – This holds the artificial limb on to your stump (residual limb). There are different types of suspension.

Socket – This is the part of the artificial limb that your stump fits into. It can be made of thermoplastic, metal or laminated material.

Liner – This is a removable inner socket made of flexible material most often used for below knee artificial limbs.

Shin Tube – This lies between the socket and the prosthetic foot. It is made of strong lightweight material such as carbon fibre, aluminium or titanium.

Prosthetic Foot & Ankle – There are many different types of feet and ankles available. Your individual needs will influence the choice made.