Here are some commonly asked questions for orthotics and prosthetics clinics.
My father recently had his leg amputated. Will he be able to walk with an artificial limb?
If his physician determines he is a candidate for an artificial leg, there are many factors which affect the success of a prosthesis and the amputee’s ability to properly utilize the device. Some examples are type of amputation, skin condition, and the patient’s overall medical condition. A consultation and evaluation by a qualified prosthetist is essential for the patient to reach their maximum potential and return to their daily activities. Your prosthetist’s craftsmanship and ability to design your prosthesis also plays an important role.
I am a diabetic and my physician has prescribed Diabetic Shoes for me. Why is it important for me to wear these special shoes?
People with diabetes are at increased risk of foot problems, including ulcers, or sores on the feet or ankles caused by infection or injuries. Prevention is the key. Diabetic shoes will help keep your feet healthy. All diabetic shoes are extra-depth to accommodate a custom diabetic insole. Your choice of provider should be a certified practitioner, as they have the experience to handle all of your shoe needs, including adjustments if necessary.