Thursday, May 19, 2022

Optimal BK stump length

Greg Penfold

We are having a discussion with a local surgeon regarding the optimal length

for BK amputation. Although most sources recommend a 12cm to 17cm or 5″ to

7″ bone length from the medial joint line, he has a manual which recommends

an 18cm to 20cm length. I believe his source is the University of Texas.

Does anyone know of any published studies or textbooks which analyze the

pros and cons of different length stumps?

Greg Penfold CPO


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