Prosthetics, also called artificial limbs, are devices that replace the function of a missing body part.
Central Ohio Orthotic & Prosthetic Center’s experienced practitioners have the necessary skills to provide effective prosthetic solutions for our patients.
Each patient’s physical capabilities are unique, therefore, our practitioners will evaluate, measure, design, fabricate and fit the most appropriate prosthetic device for each patient’s specific needs, as prescribed by their physician.
In order to provide the most appropriate device, we use the best available innovative technology, components and materials. Our goal is to improve the patient’s function and mobility, in order for them to have as normal a lifestyle as possible.
Lower Extremity AK
Lower extremity prosthetics are generally categorized as above knee (AK) and below knee (BK). AK artificial limbs have a custom made socket. They also have a supporting frame, knee unit, pylon and foot. Each patient’s needs and physical capabilities are unique, therefore modifications can be made based on the patient’s needs, as well as, their physician’s requirements.
Lower Extremity BK
BK artificial limbs have a custom made socket. They also have a pylon and foot. Each patient’s needs and physical capabilities are unique, therefore modifications can be made based on the patient’s needs, as well as, their physician’s requirements.
New amputees may be able to begin their prosthetic fitting process shortly after surgery, with their physician’s approval. The temporary prosthesis, also called a test socket, is custom made to each patient. Test sockets are used during the interim, while swelling is reduced and the residual limb heals.
After the healing process is complete, a definitive prosthesis can be made, with your physician’s approval. A patient’s needs and physical capabilities may change during the healing process, therefore the definitive socket will be custom made.
Improving Human Capability
We have been providing professional and quality Prosthetic and Orthotic Services to the Central Ohio and surrounding areas since 1991.