Which of the following is the ideal length of bone for a below knee stump (AIIMS Nov 2010)
|A||12.5 cm to 17.5 cm|
|B||Less than 5 cm long|
|C||7.5 cm to 10 em long|
|D||20 cm long|
12.5 cm to 17.5 cm
a. Modern techniques of prosthesis fabrication and newer prosthetic components have significantly altered some of the older concepts regarding the desirable level of amputation.
b. Today almost any well-constructed, well healed and satisfactorily padded amputation stump can be fitted with a prosthesis.
c. Usually the most satisfactory level of bones section is about 15 cm distal to the medial tibial articular surface.