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Prosthetics

Prosthetics

What is a Prosthetist?

A Prosthetist is a practitioner who is trained in the design and customization of artificial limbs, including artificial legs and hands, allowing individuals to return to their prior activities.

What prosthesis is right for me?

At your evaluation, the Prosthetist in conjunction with your referring physician will come up with a treatment plan that is right for you. There are multiple types of prosthetics available for all types of patients. Some patients are more active than others and all have different individual needs.

What should I expect during my appointment?

During your appointment, the Prosthetist will do an initial evaluation of your needs. Often this will include watching you ambulate and doing an anatomical evaluation. Your Prosthetist will explain all the different options and what is right for you, including detailed information on your prosthetic foot, prosthetic hand, or prosthetic leg. This process is never rushed, we are here to help you get back to a normal routine.

First, we evaluate the patient to determine their needs and how the prosthesis will be used throughout the patient’s typical day.

Next, approximately one week later, the residual limb is measured and we start casting.

After another week, the test socket is fitted and training to use the prosthesis begins.

Once the patient is satisfied with the fit, the prosthesis is laminated.

Then, the laminated prosthesis is delivered to the patient.

Finally, there’s a regular follow-up within three months to make sure everything is going well.

Fabrication

On-site fabrication is an incredible asset and resource that we provide to our patients. We can immediately create custom designs that can fit our patients’ needs and creates efficiency within the process.