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Mary Free Bed Prosthetics

Prosthetics deals specifically with the replacement of an extremity through the fabrication of a custom prosthesis. The prosthesis is designed to provide both functional and cosmetic benefits.

Prosthetic Services

To be seen, a patient must have his condition evaluated by a physician who writes a prescription for a prosthesis. We accommodate walk-in patients during normal office hours.

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital prosthetist installs a new cosmetic glove to a prosthesis.

Prosthetic services include:

  • Evaluation
  • Fabrication
  • Fitting and instruction
  • Adjustments
  • Repair

Evaluation
The prosthetist will complete an evaluation, which includes taking a relevant history, measurements, and an impression.

Fabrication
In our extensive lab, Mary Free Bed prosthetic technicians prepare the patient’s prosthesis through custom fabrication.

Fitting and Instruction
Our prosthetic staff evaluates function, fit, and comfort when fitting a patient’s prosthesis. We provide basic instructions on how to use and care for the prosthesis. If necessary, a therapist may give additional help and training.

Adjustments
Each prosthesis may require adjustments to get the prosthesis to fit just right. This process requires team work between the patient and prosthetist. Adjustments or replacements may be needed as the patient grows, ages, or experiences changes in physical condition or lifestyle.

Examples of Prostheses

Below elbow prosthetic arm at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • Above elbow
  • Below elbow
  • Above knee
  • Below knee
  • Symes
  • Hip disarticulation
  • Hemipelvectomy
  • Myoelectric

Off-Site Services

Prosthetic services are not limited to just the Mary Free Bed campus. Mary Free Bed Prosthetics provides immediate post-operative response to area hospitals as well as services to area nursing homes and physician offices. Mary Free Bed Orthotics and Prosthetics also has several off-site locations.

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