Prosthetics is defined as "the branch of medicine dealing with the design, production, and use of artificial body parts."
A prosthesis is defined as "a device, either external or internal, that substitutes for or supplements a missing or defective part of the body".
Prescription recommendations specifying the most functional and cost effective systems are developed based on the patient's age, activity level, special needs, and rehabilitation potential. Lower extremity prostheses include ultra light and energy storing designs for geriatric or athletic patients, plus custom socket (patient residual limb interface) design and a variety of suspension systems.
ETPOC specializes in partial foot prostheses, cosmetic coverings, and hybrid prosthetic designs. In addition to treating lower extremity patients, ETPOC is equally adept at designing fabrication, and fitting body powered, myoelectric, and switch controlled upper extremity prostheses.
A prosthesis is designed, manufactured, fit, and monitored for patients who have experienced limb loss or amputation.
Although the initial patent comfort and potential to utilize the prostheses provided is important, ETPOC places a greater emphasis on continual follow-up care as well as patent and family education.
As patients spend more time using a prosthesis, they will experience a natural size reduction of their leg. While the muscles of a patent's leg atrophy or "shrink", it is imperative to monitor the use and number of prosthetic socks while routinely inspecting the skin for any signs of pressure.
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