Prosthetics

Prosthetics are artificial extensions of the body. They are used to replace body parts that are missing from birth, lost through an injury or disease, or which require removal / amputation due to medical reasons.

Unity®

Unity®

~ KEY ADVANTAGES • No sleeve required: Greater mobility and user acceptance • 15-22 in Hg Vacuum: Effective volume stabilization • Simple design: Quick and easy to achieve/release vacuum • Independent pump: Foot function uncompromised • Light weight: Complete system weighs only 130g ~ UNITY FOR ALL With the Unity Vacuum System by Össur, there is finally an elevated vacuum system for all users. Whether an above-knee or below-knee, low active or high active, mechanical or microprocessor solution is required, the Unity Vacuum System offers the flexibility to combine a variety of Össur feet and knees to achieve the optimal combination of equipment for each unique user. Unity is only recommended with sleeveless Seal-In technology

What to expect if you are a new amputee?

Initial Evaluation

Together, along with your physician and rehabilitation specialists, we assess your needs and wants in terms of function, cosmesis (looks), and comfort.

 

Custom Design and Fitting

Your prosthesis or orthosis is designed specifically for you through the use of casts, measurements and working models.

 

First Fitting and Alignment

We ensure that each component part meet specifications for maximal fit and your comfort. Alignment is carefully adjusted to your individual gait and balance.

 

Final Fitting

Following a complete check of your prosthesis or orthosis, you are thoroughly instructed in its capabilities, function and use.

 

Ongoing Concern and Care

Following the final fitting, you are then carefully monitored to ensure comtinuing fit for comfort and alignment, as well as for functionality and use as your activity increases.

 

Hospital Calls and Home Visits

If transportation is an issue, we do make hospital calls and home visits for those with transportation problems. However, it may be necessary to charge for these special services.

 

Amputee Rehabilitation

We have a close network of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and General Practioners, combined with our own knowledge of the Medical Orthotist and Prosthetist and Assistant.

Rehab includes:

  • Exercise Guideline for the Amputee
  • Equipment Needs for the Amputee
  • Exercise Instructions
  • Residual Limb Management
  • Transfer
  • Shrinker Fitting
  • Wrapping
  • Positioning
  • Gait Training

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prosthetics all in one

 

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