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Orthotics and Prosthetics: Financial Considerations

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Before you start your journey in fitting orthotics or prosthetics after surgery, one of your first concerns may be the financial considerations you need to be mindful of. Here are some points for you to consider in order for you to get an idea on how you may approach this treatment and rehabilitation journey financially.

What You Need to Know Before Getting a Lower Limb Prosthetic

lower limb prostheticIf you have undergone a lower limb amputation, or you are a soon-to-be amputee, you may be looking at getting a lower limb prosthetic. A lower limb prosthetic is designed to mimic the functionality or appearance of a real leg, or both. Depending on the design of the lower limb prosthetic, as well as the patient’s wants, needs and abilities, you may be able to walk freely with your prosthetic or you may still require a cane, walker or crutches. No matter what path you decide to take after a lower limb amputation, here are a few things you may need to know before getting a lower limb prosthetic.

Orthotic & Prosthetic Centres: Where the Healing and Rehabilitation Happens

Prosthetic centre, orthotic prosthetic centreOrthotists and prosthetists do not solely operate from a hospital, government or private institutions, they establish private orthotic and prosthetic centres in order to perform their work in a highly specialised environment. Most of these experts function in the same way in terms of where they offer their services and how they find patients in need.