Saturday, May 21, 2022

Skier

John Fergason

I have had discussion with a young man who recently lost his leg in a ped

vs. auto accident. He is a sponsored professional skier who made his

living doing “extreme skiing” for movies. He is 20 years old with a mid

length – long ak amputation. He is very uninterested in pursuing

mono-skiing and has his heart set on skiing with two skis. Although we

have experience in providing ski legs for the below knee level, I have

never tried to provide for an above knee. He is not prepared to listen to

all the reasons to mono ski with outriggers and just wants a chance to

make the decision himself on the hill. Any suggestions as to

suspension/interfaceand knee components given the needs for hip and knee

flexion while skiing?

We already have a nicely designed ski foot from Eric Pickering,CPO,

in southern california that has been used successfully.

I look forward to any replies and suggestions

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* John Fergason, CPO *

* Director *

* Division of Prosthetics-Orthotics *

* University of Washington *

* 1959 NE Pacific St *

* Box 356490 *

* Seattle, WA 98195-6490 *

* Fax (206) 685-3244 *

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