Above the Knee

Knee Disarticulation

This surgery was originally pioneered in the early 1940’s by an orthopedic surgeon, S Perry Rogers, who had a knee disarticulation amputation when he was 17 years old. Dr. Rogers legacy was carried on and upgraded by one of his resident surgeons, Robert Mazet.  The surgery has many benefits to a traditional above the knee amputation including:

  • weightbearing on the end of the stump
  • final prosthesis only comes 2/3rd up the thigh so the prosthesis does not touch the groin
  • muscles are re-attached leaving better function and control of the prosthesis

Due to the success and improved function with this type of surgery TSC now recommends this surgery instead of an above the knee amputation in most cases.

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