Prosthetic


Prosthetics is the design, fabrication and fitting of custom-made artificial limbs or other types of assistive devices for patients who have lost limbs as a result of traumatic injuries, vascular diseases, diabetes, cancer or congenital disorders. These devices will restore, as completely as possible, the function and appearance of a full or partial missing limb. Because of vast differences in the human anatomy, the fabrication of a prosthetic device is necessarily an intricate, custom procedure requiring a high degree of skill and sophisticated technology. The preliminary, or temporary prosthesis is followed by a definitive prosthesis as soon as the residual limb is stable.

The design of the prosthesis is determined by the patient’s physical changes, activity level, and functional needs. Amputees generally require a new device every few years for the remainder of their lives. Children, due to rapid growth rates and high activity levels, along with extremely active adults need new prostheses on a more frequent basis. Prosthetic adjustments, repairs, realignment, and component upgrading are also aspects of ongoing treatment. Depending upon their complexity, prostheses represent a substantial investment of the health care dollar. Yet, studies have shown that, thanks to advanced designs and modern materials, those who require prostheses are most likely fully and successfully rehabilitated of all segments of the physically challenged population. Because of the improved function it allows, an appropriate prosthesis is an expenditure that more than pays for itself.

Lower Extremity Prosthetics

Transtibial (Below Knee)

  • Immediate Post-Surgical
  • Removable & Non-Removable
  • Rigid & Semi-Rigid
  • Preparatory Prostheses
  • Definitive Prostheses
  • Total Surface Bearing
  • Silicone Suction Sockets
  • Patellar Tendon Bearing Prostheses

Transfemoral (Above Knee)

  • Preparatory Prostheses
  • Definitive Prostheses
  • Quadrilateral Sockets
  • Narrow ML Sockets
  • CAT-CAM Sockets
  • Ischial Containment Sockets
  • Bone and Muscle Contoured Sockets
  • Flexible Socket/Rigid Frame Designs
  • Suspension Systems
  • Suction
  • Silicone Suction
  • Semi-Suction

Traditional Suspension

Hip Disarticulation/Hemi-Pelvectomy

  • Preparatory Prostheses
  • Definitive Prostheses
  • Canadian Style Sockets
  • Skeletal Containment Sockets
  • Flexible Wall/Ridged Frame Designs

Partial Foot/Ankle Prostheses

  • Toe Fillers
  • Functional Prostheses
  • Cosmetic Restorations
  • Symes, Lisfranc, Chopart, etc.

Advanced Componentry

  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Microprocessor Central Systems
  • Ultra light Resin, Braids, and Composites
  • Energy Storing Foot Systems
  • Sports Prostheses
  • Swim Prostheses
  • Recreational Prostheses
  • Geriatric Lightweight Systems

Upper Extremity Prosthetics

  • Custom Color Cosmetic Gloves
  • Passive & Functional Systems
  • Preparatory Prostheses
  • Definitive Prostheses
  • Partial Hand and Wrist
  • Transradial (Below Elbow)
  • Transhumeral (Above Elbow)
  • Shoulder Disarticulation/Scapulo-Thoracic
  • Silicone Restorations
  • Conventional Systems
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Externally Powered Systems
  • Externally Powered Myoelectric Systems

Pediatric Prosthetics

  • Above Knee
  • Below Knee
  • Upper Extremity

Post-Mastectomy Services

  • Breast Prostheses
  • Mastectomy Lingerie

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