A hemipelvectomy is a high level pelvic amputation. Also called a transpelvic amputation or hindquarter amputation, hemipelvectomies are the rarest of lower extremity amputations.
Patients who have endured a hemipelvectomy may have been involved in a car accident or had cancer such as a sarcoma like osteosarcoma or Ewing’s sarcoma.
To prevent back pain and to build strength, the services of a physical therapist trained in the special needs of a post-hemipelvectomy patient is helpful and generally necessary.
Patients who are able to use a prosthesis can contact Quorum Prosthetics & Orthotics at (970) 686-2266 for a Free Consultation.
What one of our clients has to say:“All I remember is I cry very much when I thought I will die. I never thought I could be still living.” ~ Gilbert LIndor, Citizen of Haiti
Gilbert Lindor smiles after trying to kick an allen wrench kit, while testing out his new leg for the first time. In the background from left are Jeff Johnson, Joe Johnson, and Garry Fallesen.
For a FREE consultation, contact Quorum at (970) 686-2266.