Once you have been fit with your first preparatory prosthesis, it is very important to make sure that the fit feels right every time you put it on. Walking on a prosthesis with an uncomfortable fit can cause skin breakdown within minutes, and this damage could take weeks or months to heal. This page contains some tips to try when troubleshooting your prosthetic fit. Adjusting prosthetic sock ply and shoe heel height are two tools amputees can use to change their fit. When troubleshooting prosthetic problems, be sure to remember these important tips.
When your residual limb shrinks over time and throughout the day, your prosthesis will feel loose and uncomfortable, causing pressure in different areas. Try adding or removing socks until discomfort inside your socket goes away. Often, an uncomfortable socket can be improved by wearing enough prosthetic socks.
When putting on your prosthesis every day, it’s important to evaluate your fit and make sure the prosthesis is comfortable before moving forward. If something doesn’t feel quite right, try taking your prosthesis off and starting again. Vary your sock ply until the prosthesis feels better. If this does not solve the problem, contact your Prosthetist.
Northland Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc. is proud to announce that we have invested in CAD CAM technology for our facility. Our company has acquired a TecMed3D white light laser scanner and Rodin4D digital carver for the practice. It is our hope in doing so that we can speed up our production thereby reducing turn around times and delivering our products to our clients faster.
As of January 2016 Northland Prosthetics is now offering custom orthotic services! We have rolled out our new name, and are now equipped to provide custom orthotic devices ranging from foot orthotics to upper and lower extremity bracing. Phone to book an assessment with Val for your orthotic needs.
This local news article highlights some of the bureaucratic issues behind prosthetic and orthotic funding in Ontario.
Our C-Leg certification has advanced! Our first patient to be fit with a Genium waterproof microprocessor knee is loving his new leg.