Van Nes (Rotationplasty) Patients Find True Mobility with the Proper Fit.

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Van Nes (Rotationplasty) Patients Find True Mobility with the Proper Fit.

If you know someone who you believe could benefit from visiting A Step Ahead and meeting with other well-adjusted Van Nes amputees and our expert staff, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our extended family can serve as a source of support and inspiration to your patients.

Our prosthetists have over thirty years experience in fitting Van Nes* Rotationplasty patients. Our in-house R&D department, fabricates each prosthesis to fit our patients’ anatomical features and life goals. With our exclusive and proprietary designs, our Van Ness patients have gone on to live their lives without limitations – from being captains of their lacrosse teams to surfing the waves in Hawaii!


*Rotationplasty is one of several types of surgical procedures that can be used to treat malignant bone tumors, such as osteosarcoma, that occur near a patient’s knee. This unique procedure preserves the foot and ankle, attaching it to the thighbone while using the reversed ankle as a knee joint. During the procedure, the lower leg and foot are rotated 180 degrees, the length is adjusted, and the tibia is fused to the proximal femur making the ankle a functioning knee. Most cases are from pediatric osteosarcoma and congenital lower-limb difference.

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