Prosthetic Services

   

At Roger Wolfson and Associates we provide medical prosthetic services focused on artificial limbs

The Prosthetic Socket

Where all lower limb prostheses are concerned, whether:

  • Above knee (trans femoral)

  • Below knee (trans tibial)

  • Ankle disarticulation (Symes)

  • Through knee (knee disarticulation), or

  • Hip disarticulation

By far, the most important component is the prosthetic socket. Because the prosthetic socket acts as the interface between the human body and the prosthetic limb, everything stems from this most important part of all lower limb prostheses.

When it comes to casting, manufacturing and fitting prosthetic sockets, Roger Wolfson and Associates is constantly seeking new methods and improved technology to offer patients the best possible solutions.

Our aim is to ensure comfort and mobility during rehabilitation using from the very basic through to the most sophisticated technology available

Call us now on (011) 640 7198 to book your free first consultation and assessment!

At Roger Wolfson and Associates we specialize in the below Prosthetic Services:

  1. Above Knee Prosthetics

  2. Below Knee Prosthetics

  3. Through Knee Prosthetics

  4. Through Hip Prosthetics

  5. Prosthetic Components

  6. Upper Limb Prosthetics

Is your Prosthesis hurting you?

There are two main reasons why a prosthesis will cause pain:

  1. The prosthetic socket does not fit properly.
  2. The alignment is incorrect.

At what stage is the residual limb ready for measurement?

  • If the patient is a trans femoral (above knee) amputee, the process of measuring and fitting of the first walking prosthesis can take three to five days.
  • If the patient is a trans tibial (below knee) amputee, the process of measuring and fitting of the first walking prosthesis can take anything from one hour to two days. This time frame largely depends upon the number of fittings required for both the patient and the prosthetist to be satisfied with the fit.

Upon creating the dedicated prosthesis, the time frame required up to the last fitting should not exceed longer than three weeks.

At Roger Wolfson and Associates we go the extra mile to do whatever it takes to ensure that the outcome of the prosthesis is to the complete satisfaction of the patient

Once the initial measurements have been taken, a number of test fittings are carried out which are vital to the comfort of the patient.

At Roger Wolfson and Associates, we like to compare the creation of the prosthesis to the making of a wedding dress. Inasmuch as it is of critical importance to the bride that the fabrication and fit of the dress be of the highest possible standards, so it is to the patient when it comes to the fitting of the prosthesis.

A dedicated dress maker will go the extra mile to ensure the best possible results, and will go above and beyond the usual number of fittings even if that means at no extra cost. In the very same manner, Roger Wolfson and Associates go the extra mile to do whatever it takes to ensure that the outcome of the prosthesis is to the complete satisfaction of the patient. Irrespective of the time it takes or number of fittings required to deliver the best possible results, our goal is to ensure patient comfort, mobility and confidence.

During the prosthetic fitting process the patient also has the option to engage in an extensive rehabilitation exercise program in consultation with an experienced team of physiotherapists. The decision to carry out this part of the process is largely dependent upon available funding. However, since having initially invested in the prosthesis, the medical aid fund in question would more often than not cover any costs incurred in order to ensure the patient reaps the full benefit of the prosthesis.

Patients report that the rehabilitation exercise program is highly-intensive, yet, it can also be fun. Roger Wolfson himself can testify to this fact since he regularly participates in the process and especially enjoys the dance class sessions!

Call us now on (011) 640 7198 or email us at orthpros@telkomsa.net to book your free first consultation and assessment!