Our team of prosthetists understands the challenges you face. Some of them have artificial limbs themselves!
We’ll work closely with you to maximize your mobility, whether you need a prosthetic arm to complete everyday activities or want high-tech blades to run in a marathon. We’ll help you make the most appropriate decisions based on your goals and financial considerations.
We use the latest technology to customize a highly functional prosthesis with cosmetic touches that express your individuality. As your body and circumstances change and prosthetic design continues to advance, we’re here to provide lifelong support.
Before you visit Mary Free Bed, your physician will evaluate your condition and write a prescription for a prosthesis. Your Mary Free Bed prosthetist will take it from there.
During your first visit, you’ll talk about your medical history and activities. Your prosthetist will assess your range-of-motion and muscle strength, take measurements of your body and 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 prosthetic technicians will prepare your prosthesis through custom fabrication. This happens on-site in Mary Free Bed’s extensive lab.
Function and comfort are key when fitting your prosthesis. You’ll receive clear instructions on how to use and care for it. A Mary Free Bed therapist will 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 as your physical condition or lifestyle changes.
Accidents happen. Wear and tear is inevitable. Our prosthetics team offers repair services to keep your prosthesis in good working order.
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 i-limb Hand is a prosthetic device with five 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 one independently. The thumb also rotates through 90 degrees, just like a real human thumb. This means, with the i-limb Hand, you can 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, like make a toast without fear of breaking the glass, turn a key, grip a business card, or use the touchpad on your tablet or smart phone.
It’s important to have proper alignment when you’re being fitted for a lower limb prosthetic. The L.A.S.A.R system lets us give you a correct alignment while reducing appointment times.
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.