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At Smart Prosthetics Orthotics our team is well known for their attention to detail and exceptional care offered to every amputee wearing a prosthesis. Our Prosthetists are committed to you and your success, whether you're an amputee walking your daughter down the isle at her wedding, playing with your children or competing in sports at a national level. Our Prosthetics Team is here to listen to you, consult with you, and then tailor prosthetic care to your individual needs and goals. We even guarantee personalized attention to every amputee throughout their treatment and recovery.
Whether you need to set up your first time prosthetic evaluation appointment, or discuss how to improve the comfort and fit of your current prosthetic limb, or talk to someone who can help you reach higher goals, we are here for you. Please contact us at (323) 662-1100 to speak to an ABC Certified Prosthetist to learn more about the Smart Prosthetics Team or to schedule a free consultation appointment.
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 prosthetic devices will restore, as completely as possible, the function and appearance of a full or partial missing amputated 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.
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