Lower Limb Prosthetics

Below the Knee

Current Selection of High Activity Feet

On the outside, prosthetic feet are shaped like human feet and will be a generic skin tone. They look a bit like doll feet, rather than extremely realistic. The outer part is called a footshell, and will allow you to wear regular shoes. Some models are available in “sandal toe” with a slit between the big toe and the other toes so the foot can be worn with shoes that have a strap around the big toe. Feet are selected in your own shoe size, so they will fit what you wear regularly. The footshell covers the inside components, where high-tech materials like carbon fiber or glass-composites form carefully engineered springs or hydraulics to mimic natural ankle motion.
Selection of High Activity Feet
Image courtesy of Freedom Innovations

Prosthetic Foot Classifications

Prosthetic feet are classified by K-levels, which show how active a user each foot is designed for. Your clinician and doctor will evaluate you to determine which type of foot is appropriate for you based on your daily activities and goals. Talk to your clinician about the things you want and need to be able to do, so they can guide you to the ideal foot. If you know your K-level, you will have an idea of which feet you are a candidate for.

K1 Feet

K1- Feet designed for users who don’t walk much, mainly only inside their home, and to move from bed or chair to chair. These feet are very lightweight for users with weakness.

K2 Feet

K2- Feet designed for the limited community ambulator- meaning they walk outside the home and can handle certain small obstacles such as curbs, but generally do best on smooth, flat surfaces and have difficulty changing speeds.

K3 Feet

K3- Feet designed for the average active adult. These feet are made to help users handle rough terrain like grass and gravel, steep slopes, and some low-activity sports. Users who are candidates for K3 feet are usually strong enough to walk long distances or remain on their feet for a long time.

K4 Feet

K4- Feet designed for much more strenuous activities than ordinary walking. These are often specialty feet, such as running blades, and are made with more durability in mind for high-impact activities like running and jumping. Children, extremely active adults, and athletes are typically who need K4 prostheses.

There are many different feet available in each category, and your prosthetist will use your input and feedback to select one that gives you the best feel and gait possible, and meets the demands of your daily life.

 
K1 Foot image courtesy of Ottobock
K1 Foot - Image courtesy of OttoBock
k2 Foot image courtesy of Freedom Innovations
K2 Foot - Image courtesy of Freedom Innovations
K3 Foot image courtesy of College Park Industies
K3 Foot - Image courtesy of College Park Industries
K4 Foot - Image courtesy of Freedom Innovations
K4 Foot - Image courtesy of Freedom Innovations

Construction & Customization

  • Ultra Light Weight Construction
  • Custom Lamination Designs
  • Carbon Fiber Construction

At Mid-Florida P&O, we custom fabricate each prosthetic socket (the part that is shaped for your limb to fit snugly inside) in our labs. We use a variety of high-tech materials in this process, including carbon fiber, acrylic resin, and thermoplastics. These materials allow us to make you a socket that is strong, comfortable, and ultra-lightweight.

A finished socket is usually made of carbon fiber, and can be finished to reflect your personal style. You can choose between some basic colors, or bring fabric or a T-shirt with your choice of design to be fabricated into your socket. Some materials work better than others, so talk to your clinician about what you want your finished socket to look like! The natural appearance of a carbon socket is textured black. Generic skin tones can also be made, although they will not be an exact match to your skin. If you choose the fabric route, it’s all up to your imagination!

Custom Socket Fabrics

Fabrics specifically made for personalizing your socket can be found at Fredslegs.com

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3D Printed Personalized Covers

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COVID-19 Update

Temporary Business Hours

Mid-Florida clinics remain open to care for our patients during this trying time. However, due to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be altering our regular business hours until further notice. If you need assistance outside of these abbreviated hours, please call us at our regular phone number and our call-service will assist you.

Until Further Notice:

Monday         9 AM - 3 PM
Tuesday         9 AM - 3 PM
Wednesday  9 AM - 3 PM
Thursday       9 AM - 3 PM
Friday             Closed

For Your Best Health & Safety

To do our part to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, we have increased regular sanitation practices in our clinics and staff are wearing enhanced PPE, including masks, per CDC guidelines. 

We ask that any patients who are experiencing fever, cough, or who may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 call our office and reschedule your appointment.  

As many of our patients are at particularly high risk for this disease, please know that we support you if you feel that rescheduling non-essential appointments is the best choice for you.  

Please help us to keep you safe and healthy!

Your Team at Mid-Florida Prosthetics & Orthotics

Microprocessor Knee Prosthetics

C-Leg by Ottobock

C-leg is a mobility game-changer for people with above-knee amputations offering high-tech sensors that constantly evaluate and make precise adjustments at every moment of every step.
ottobock c-leg
ottobock c-leg with Bluetooth®

Bluetooth®

Integrated Bluetooth® technology permits straightforward communication with the joint. An existing connection is displayed with an LED. Bluetooth® can be deactivated if necessary.
ottobock c-leg Lithium-ion battery

Lithium-ion battery

A lithium-ion battery provides energy for controlling the knee joint. It is located right in the rotation axis of the C-Leg. If you use the C-Leg on a daily basis, we recommend that you always charge the battery overnight.
ottobock c-leg Knee angle sensor

Knee angle sensor

The knee angle sensor provides important data: It measures the flexion angle and angular velocity of the joint.
ottobock c-leg Electronic control unit

Electronic control unit

The integrated microprocessor receives and processes sensor signals. It controls the movement of the knee joint in real time.
ottobock c-leg Inertial motion unit (IMU)

Inertial motion unit (IMU)

The gyroscope and acceleration sensors allow the position and acceleration of the C-Leg in space to be measured. Prosthetic Control is based on motion analysis and additional force determination.
ottobock c-leg Hydraulic unit

Hydraulic unit

The hydraulic unit controls the C-Leg. It generates movement resistance for flexion and extension during the stance and swing phase.
ottobock c-leg carbon frame

New carbon frame design

In order to withstand the varied demands of everyday life, the frame is made of carbon – an especially strong, high-grade and lightweight material. The frame houses and protects the electronics, the hydraulic unit and the battery. Thanks to its new design, the C-Leg has a lower system height and therefore a larger fitting spectrum.
  • ottobock c-leg with Bluetooth®

    Bluetooth®

    Integrated Bluetooth® technology permits straightforward communication with the joint. An existing connection is displayed with an LED. Bluetooth® can be deactivated if necessary.
  • ottobock c-leg Lithium-ion battery

    Lithium-ion battery

    A lithium-ion battery provides energy for controlling the knee joint. It is located right in the rotation axis of the C-Leg. If you use the C-Leg on a daily basis, we recommend that you always charge the battery overnight.
  • ottobock c-leg Knee angle sensor

    Knee angle sensor

    The knee angle sensor provides important data: It measures the flexion angle and angular velocity of the joint.
  • ottobock c-leg Electronic control unit

    Electronic control unit

    The integrated microprocessor receives and processes sensor signals. It controls the movement of the knee joint in real time.
  • ottobock c-leg Inertial motion unit (IMU)

    Inertial motion unit (IMU)

    The gyroscope and acceleration sensors allow the position and acceleration of the C-Leg in space to be measured. Prosthetic Control is based on motion analysis and additional force determination.
  • ottobock c-leg Hydraulic unit

    Hydraulic unit

    The hydraulic unit controls the C-Leg. It generates movement resistance for flexion and extension during the stance and swing phase.
  • ottobock c-leg carbon frame

    New carbon frame design

    In order to withstand the varied demands of everyday life, the frame is made of carbon – an especially strong, high-grade and lightweight material. The frame houses and protects the electronics, the hydraulic unit and the battery. Thanks to its new design, the C-Leg has a lower system height and therefore a larger fitting spectrum.
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SmartPuck Certified

If you are thinking about upgrading to a new prosthesis, consider adding Smartpuck vacuum technology. The continuous onboard suction provided by this system greatly improves comfort, agility and responsiveness of lower limb prosthetics.

Victor Bustammante

"Even the tallest mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing, one step at a time."

Victor Bustamante
LPO, President & Owner
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Victor Bustammante

"Even the tallest mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing, one step at a time."

Victor Bustamante
LPO, President & Owner
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Success Stories

  • Trudy

    Trudy

    "They got me out of my old fashioned horse and buggy artificial leg and into a really modern jet air plane prosthetic!"

  • Jim

    Jim

    “I'm doing everything I did before my amputation. When I am wearing long pants, nobody even knows I'm an amputee!”
  • bill

    Bill

    "Being active with my family and doing all the things my kids expect a super hero Dad to be able to do was the most important thing to me."
  • Dan Goling

    Dan

    "Thanks to the excellent care I received from my team at Mid-Florida Prosthetics, you can still find me golfing almost every day, even though I lost both my legs!"
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