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What goes on behind the scenes in the orthotics and prosthetics laboratory?

What goes on behind the scenes in the orthotics and prosthetics laboratory?

If you have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in an orthotics and prosthetics laboratory read on…… Meet Terry Sharman: Lamination Technician What you are likely to find in the laboratory of the orthotics and prosthetics specialist ranges from various interesting pieces of machinery, a vast array of orthotics and prosthetics devices, the […]

With a host of angels anything and everything is possible!

One day I hope to be President! states Malwande,  a confident and courageous nine-year-old boy with a prosthetic leg who attends Summerwood Primary School in Fairmount, Johannesburg. Malwande Mahlangeni Malwande, a new patient on board with Roger Wolfson and Associates since February 2017, was born with a congenital deformity known as Amniotic Band Syndrome, a rare […]

Below knee prosthetics

below knee prosthetics

Introduction to below knee prosthetics An amputation, especially at any level below the knee, does not usually present a particularly disabling condition with the use of modern below knee prosthetics. Below knee amputees who are free from complicating medical problems can do most of the things they could do prior to amputation. Studies suggest that […]

Above knee prosthetics

Prostheses concerning above knee prosthetics consist of a custom-made socket combined with a supportive frame, knee unit, pylon, and foot. Sometimes a suspension sleeve or harness may also be necessary. The Prosthetic Knee System Of all prosthetic components that are concerned with above knee prosthetics, the knee system is arguably the most complex. It should […]

Through hip prosthetics

Introduction to through hip prosthetics For the trans femoral (including hip and knee disarticulation also known as through hip prosthetics) amputee, successful function depends on: The correct choice of knee relevant to age Health Activity levels and lifestyle             The latest technology or most advanced knee is not necessarily the […]