Our prosthetic services are designed to enhance your life after injury or illness. As your body and circumstances change, your prosthetics needs can evolve. We offer life-long support through our specialty services and programs.
SCHEDULING & QUESTIONS
For more information, please call:
- Grand Rapids – 616.840.8007
- Muskegon – 231.798.0047
- Holland – 616.392.6240
- Lansing – 517.337.0300
- Saint Joseph – 269.429.3292
- Kalamazoo – 269.353.6895
- Saginaw – 989.583.3040
- Troy – 248.680.2800
Before you visit Mary Free Bed, your physician will evaluate your condition and write a prescription for a prosthesis. During your first visit at Orthotics & Prosthetics + Bionics Services, a prosthetist will conduct a complete evaluation.
You’ll talk about your medial history and activities. Your prosthetist will assess your range-of-motion and muscle strength and take measurements of your body. He or she also will make an impression of your residual limb. This helps to ensure a comfortable fit.
Prostheses have many different features and options – from standard to deluxe. Your needs, goals and finances play a big part in choosing a prosthetic limb.
Our prosthetics team includes board-certified prosthetists, some of whom have artificial limbs themselves. These professionals understand how important it is for you to have a custom prosthesis to fit your individual needs.
Our prosthetic technicians will prepare your prosthesis through custom fabrication. This happens on-site in Mary Free Bed’s extensive lab.
Prosthesis Fitting and Instruction
Function and comfort are key when fitting your prosthesis. You’ll receive special instructions on how to use and care for your prosthesis. A Mary Free Bed therapist can offer support if you need additional training.
A comfortable fit helps you to get the most out of your prosthesis. This requires a close working relationship between you and your prosthetist. You may need additional adjustments or replacements as you age, or your physical condition or lifestyle changes.
Accidents happen. Wear and tear is inevitable. You need your prostheses to be in good working order. Our prosthetics team offers repair services to make sure that’s the case.
The C-leg is a dramatic step forward in prosthetics. It’s a computer-controlled prosthetic leg that uses sensors and microprocessors to anticipate and adapt to your movement. It adjusts 50 times per second to changes in your walking speed and direction, giving you immediate knee stability. These features mean you can walk down stairs and ramps and maneuver rough terrain without having to worry about falling.
The future is at your fingertips. Mary Free Bed is now trial fitting the i-limb™ hand, the most advanced bionic hand available. The i-limb Hand is a first-to-market prosthetic device with 5 individually powered digits that look and act like a real human hand.
The i-limb Hand features a motor in each finger, so you can move each finger independently. The thumb also rotates through 90 degrees, just like a real human thumb. This means, with the i-limb Hand, you can now control the grabbing function of your hand with the muscles in your arm. The i-limb hand allows you to do those fine motor things that you couldn’t do before. Make a toast without fear of breaking the glass, turn a key, grip a business card and use a dial pad on a phone or ATM; even use the touchpad on your tablet or smart phone.
L.A.S.A.R. Posture Device
It’s important to have proper alignment when you’re being fitted for a lower limb prosthetic. The L.A.S.A.R system allows us to give you a correct alignment while reducing appointment times – no more time-consuming trial fittings!
MAS Socket Design
Our clinical staff specialize in the MAS socket design, which helps you to sit more comfortably and have a greater range of motion. The MAS socket design contains the bony structures in the socket and gives more stability than traditional sockets. Easily concealed trim line means there are cosmetic benefits as well.