Thursday, December 1, 2022

TRANSFEMORAL BONE SPUR

Tod Norton

Does anyone have any suggestions for socket/suspension designs to accomodate (atleast one) large bone spur for a transfemoral patient? I am waiting to see the x-rays but according to the patient the “large fish hook shaped” spur is about two thirds down medial distally. I think there are some “minor” spurs laterally as well. The doctor who finally took the x-rays which confirmed the bone spurs (and the patient himself) do not want to have revision surgery. Patient is 30 year old male transfemoral due to trauma. I have tried “conventional” socket designs with no success. I originally had him in a seal-in with no problems until spurs developed approximately two years post op. All ideas are welcome.

Todd Norton, CP, LP

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