Lower Extremity Prostheses
For patients requiring a lower limb prostheses, Advanced Motion Control Inc. can provide custom-designed solutions. Our clients include both new and long time amputees with a variety of lifestyle and athletic objectives. The key to our success is a thorough evaluation of your specific needs so that we can custom design solutions to help you reach your goals.
Our custom design process includes:
At your initial appointment we will discuss your medical history, lifestyle and job requirements, ambulation goals and prior prosthetic care. Our practitioners will conduct a full examination of your residual limb and discuss potential needs for volume control and wrapping of the limb. They will also discuss any prior prosthetic care and examine the current prosthesis as appropriate. Together, we will develop a care plan to best meet your needs including socket fit and prosthetic components including feet and knee options.
Once the initial evaluation is complete, our practitioners will create a digital 3D model of your limb using our unique laser scanning technology. This scan is more accurate than traditional casting and measuring allows us to design prosthetic sockets with a superior fit. In addition, the scan is clean and quick, avoiding the discomfort of plaster casts.
Fitting a test socket:
In some cases, a test socket will be created to further refine the fit. This test socket is made of a material that allows our practitioners to better understand points of contact, and make adjustments required before the definitive socket is fabricated. Due to our superior digital design capabilities, not all patients require test sockets. Often times, we are able to deliver a precise socket at the first fit. We cannot understate our commitment to achieving the most comfortable, precise fit for our patients. As experienced amputees know, socket fit is the key to getting maximum benefit from even the most high tech prosthetic components.
Once the socket fit meets your needs and all of your components have been precisely aligned and adjusted, the final prosthesis is delivered.
We understand that as you use your device, changes will happen. Muscle development, volume changes and usage requirements evolve. We are committed to your ongoing success and we encourage you to call our office as needed to ensure maximum utilization. We are here to help!
As physical and lifestyle changes occur, changes to your prosthesis may be required. When components are still in full working order and under warranty, a socket replacement may be all that is required.
This process, similar to the fabrication of a new prosthesis, consists of digitally scanning the limb and adjusting test sockets until an ideal fit is established. Our facility will only replace sockets for either existing patients, or in cases where the components are in full working order and under manufacturer’s warranty.
Adjustments and Prosthetic Supplies
Advanced Motion Control is committed to your continued success and satisfaction. If you have any changes or feel your socket is not fitting quite right, please call our office and we are happy to make required adjustments.
Advanced Motion Control Inc. also provides ongoing supplies you may need such as socks, liners and sleeves.
Upper Extremity Prosthetics
In addition to lower limb prosthetics, we also specialize in upper limb solutions. Our practitioners are certified in the latest in both below and above the elbow technology including myoelectric hands. Similar to the process for our lower limb patients, we will complete a thorough examination of your limb and understand your unique requirements.