What is a BKA?
A Below-Knee (BK) Prosthesis: will typically consist of a custom-made socket, a pylon and a foot. Sometimes a suspension sleeve or harness may also be necessary.
Description of Device
Although it varies considerably from person to person, new amputees usually begin the prosthetic fitting process a few weeks after surgery. A post-operative limb protector such as AmpuShield™ Post-Operative Limb Protectors is often used during the first week following surgery.