Technology

In today's face paced world of technology advancements, so too is the Prosthetic and Orthotic industry. We invite you to learn more and encourage you to talk to any one of our certified Practitioners today.


Lower Extremity Advanced Technologies:

FEET:


             Elan by Endolite - The élan foot is a revolutionary new prosthetic foot/ankle system with microprocessor controlled speed and terrain response. Sensors continuously monitor environmental feedback and the algorithm changes the foot characteristic to offer the safest, most comfortable and energy efficient response on the flat, descending or ascending ramps and stairs.

    To learn more, click here -  http://www.endolite.com/products/elan

            Kinterra by Freedom Innovations - The Kinterra™ Foot/Ankle System combines hydraulics and carbon fiber technology to provide exceptionally normal walking gait — regardless of surface angle or speed. The result is rock solid stability and the confidence for users to choose a new path.

    To learn more, click here - http://www.freedom-innovations.com/kinterra/

            Proprio by Ossur - The Proprio Foot offers an unprecedented level of mobility and stability for a world that is not flat. The powered ankle motion, intelligent terrain adaptation, and natural function of Proprio Foot make it the most life-like prosthetic foot available.

    To learn more, click here - http://www.ossur.com/prosthetic-solutions/bionic-technology/proprio-foot

            BiOM by iWALK - The BiOM® Ankle System features Bionic Propulsion designed to enable you to do the things you want with greater speed, less energy, lower joint stress, and fewer aches and pains.

    To learn more, click here - http://www.biom.com/patients/biom-ankle-system/

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    KNEE:

                   Plie by Freedom Innovations - The Plié 2.0 is the world's fastest responding microprocessor controlled (MPC) knee. In milliseconds the microprocessor controlled spool valve responds to changes in ground reaction forces, giving people the confidence to trust their instincts and reclaim the freedom to enjoy life on their own terms.

    To learn more, click here - http://www.freedom-innovations.com/knees/

                   C-Leg / Genium by Otto-Bock - The C-Leg caused an immediate sensation and has since become the most popular microprocessor prosthetic leg in history. Since its introduction, over 40,000 people have taken advantage of the C-Leg’s proven function and stability and helped to make C-Leg technology the Standard of Care for above knee amputees.

    To learn more about the C-Leg, click here - http://www.ottobockus.com/prosthetics/lower-limb-prosthetics/solution-overview/c-leg-above-knee-system/

    The Genium microprocessor prosthetic leg is quite simply the closest technology has come to natural walking. Imagine work, family, or leisure time activities without having to think about your next step. If your active life demands more function, this is the system you need.

    To Learn more about the Genium, click here - http://www.ottobockus.com/prosthetics/lower-limb-prosthetics/solution-overview/genium-above-knee-system/

                RHEO by Ossur - RHEO KNEE 3 helps users to feel in control at all times and takes confidence to a whole new level: on stairs, ramps and uneven ground. Change speed and direction with absolute ease. Move more naturally, even in confined spaces. Think less about what to do and how best to move. Walk farther, using less energy, and maintain an active lifestyle

    To learn more, click here - http://www.ossur.com/rheoknee/

                Symbionic by Ossur - Move Naturally with the world's first complete BIONIC leg. Consistent ground clearance, terrain adaptation, and easy swing initiation eliminate the need for gait deviations and help restore a natural gait.

    To learn more, click here - http://www.ossur.com/prosthetic-solutions/bionic-technology/symbionic-leg

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    SOCKET DESIGN:


                Below Knee Amputee ( BKA ):

                            Patella Tendon Bearing - The patellar tendon bearing (PTB) socket is a transtibial (below knee) socket design in which the weight bearing of the prosthesis is not evenly distributed on all surfaces of the residual limb. In this style, weight bearing is primarily on soft tissue or pressure tolerant areas, such as the patellar tendon and muscle tissue. It is designed to eliminate pressure on sensitive areas of the limb.

    ü  RCR Below Knee Socket Technology: This socket was designed to increase range of motion, control rotation and improve comfort, all while relieving pressure on the patellar tendon. When used with a suction lock the result is superior suspension, with optimal comfort.  Suspension and socket control is obtained throughout the entire socket, rather than in specific areas, allowing below-knee amputees the sensation that the socket is not even there.

                            Total Surface Bearing – Total contact is a casting and fabrication technique that ensures there is no gapping between the residual limb and prosthetic socket. All areas of the residual limb must be in sufficient contact with the prosthetic socket in order to achieve total-surface bearing.

                            Hydrostatic - Hydrostatic casting, casting the residual limb within a pressure chamber, also helps distribute fluids in the residual limb, often elongating the tissue in the residual limb and providing an anatomically natural cushion at the distal end. This is a technique that works well with a mature residual limb that does not experience much volume fluctuation.

                Above Knee Amputee  (AKA):

                            Quadrilateral - The quadrilateral socket is designed for transfemoral (above knee) amputees. The weight bearing in this socket is primarily on the ischium and the gluteal musculature (buttocks). This combination of bone and muscle rests on the posterior brim (back edge) of the socket which creates a wide seat parallel to the ground. This socket can be held in place on the residual limb with suction, a Silesian or TES belt, or by the use of a soft insert with a suspension locking mechanism. This design aids in ease of sitting and, in comparison to the ischial containment socket, is more successful on long, firm residual limbs.

                            Ischial Containment - The ischial containment socket is designed for transfemoral (above knee) amputees. The weight bearing is primarily on the ischium and the ischial ramus. This socket design contains the ischial tuberosity and ramus to create a boney lock for mediolateral (side to side) stability. This socket can be held in place on the residual limb by suction, a Silesian or TES belt, or by the use of a soft insert with a suspension locking mechanism. In comparison to the quadrilateral socket, this design better accommodates fleshy limbs and high activity patients.

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    SUSPENSION SYSTEMS:


                            Elevated VacuumVacuum suspension systems act by drawing out air trapped between the socket and liner, while a sleeve seals the system. This removal of air creates a vacuum that holds the socket firmly to the residual limb.

                            Suction –  A suction socket attaches by creating a vacuum between the stump and the prosthesis. As the patient dons the prosthesis, air is expelled from the socket through a one-way valve. The negative pressure around the stump holds the prosthesis in place until the user releases it by opening the valve.

                            Liner & Pin Lock - Locking Gel Liner Suspension involves using a locking gel liner as the main form of suspension. The silicone liner is rolled onto the residual limb and is secured via suction. The silicone gel liner includes a pin that protrudes straight out from the distal end. The pin locks into a mechanism inside the plastic or laminated socket. This is an incredibly secure form of prosthetic suspension as the amputee is 'locked' into the prosthesis. The silicone liner also cushions the residual limb and can vary in thickness, material, and size. The amputee 'unlocks' the suspension with the simple push of a release button on the side of the socket.


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    Upper Extremity Advanced Technologies:

     iLimb by Touchbionics - The i-limb ultra prosthetic hand is designed for those who want more from their prosthesis. Top of Form

    With the i-limb ultra, your prosthesis looks and moves more like a natural hand than any other powered prosthetic hand. Each finger bends at the natural joints so that it can accurately adapt to fit around the shape of the object you want to grasp.

    To learn more, click here - http://www.touchbionics.com/products/active-prostheses/i-limb-ultra/


    Custom Products:

The Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care provides customized prosthetic solutions for patients with amputations, and braces and support systems to assist patients with weak or injured muscle/skeletal groups.


prosthetics Orthotics

Manufacturers:

College Park
www.college-park.com

Endolite
www.endolite.com

Knit-Rite
www.knitrite.com

Ohio Willow wood
www.owwco.com

Ossur
www.ossur.com

Otto Bock
www.ottobockus.com