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Roger Wolfson and Associates

Does your prosthesis hurt? Are you walking with difficulty? Are you suffering from back pain or knee pain or from a sports injury and need a brace? With more than 40 years experience Roger is at the cutting edge of technology and will get you mobile in no time.

Upper Limb Prosthetics

Introduction to upper limb prosthetics Prosthetic arms or upper limb prosthetics can be inert, body-powered or bionic. The inert type of prosthetic arm is not activated and therefore serves a cosmetic function only. A body-powered prosthesis uses existing body motion to activate a movement device. The most common form of body-powered upper limb prosthetics is […]

The Louis Hoffman story: Part 1 – Many years of pain are in the past and the wonders of a silicone s

Silicone sleeve helps relieve blisters In 1984, due to a stroke, Louis Hoffman, now a pensioner, lost feeling on the right hand side of his body, and while suffering from diabetes and after eight bypass operations as well as four stents, subsequently had his right leg amputated below the knee.  In the featured image he […]

Does your prosthesis hurt? Are you walking with difficulty?

Berfor we examine the likely causes that lie behind a painful prosthesis, let us first highlight the background details.  While various levels of amputations are carried out, by far, the most common involve: •Below knee (trans tibial)   •Above knee (trans femoral) No matter the amputation level, there is a great deal your dedicated prosthetist can […]

Daniel Masaiti – a journey in walking comfortably short of three weeks post-surgery with Immediate

Daniel Masaiti is a tobacco and livestock farmer from Marondera, a town situated just south of Harare, Zimbabwe.   Now 53, Daniel was only four years old when he fell from a bicycle and sustained injuries that became infected and caused him to develop a condition known as osteomyelitis.  progressed Osteomyelitis is an infection of the […]

From surgery to rehabilitation to the fitting of your prosthesis – The journey: part 2

From surgery to rehabilitation to the fitting of your prosthesis – The journey: part 2 – Learning about prosthetic limbs and their technicalities Modern prosthetics work so effectively nowadays and look so convincing that often, you may not be able to detect that one is being worn.  Those with prosthetic legs can often walk, run […]

From surgery to rehabilitation to the fitting of your prosthesis – the journey: part 1

The aim of this two-part article is to offer a concise overview of your journey towards your ultimate goal of a successful prosthetic outcome – that is, to restore your mobility. So that you can lead an active and normal life, your therapy team, which includes doctors, therapists your prosthetist and not to mention you […]