Scanning and Digital Technology
Innovation is a critical component of Advanced Motion Control. Our clinic is completely digital, powered by BioSculptor, the most advanced CAD software available for O&P. With the BioScanner, we are able to scan patients with a laser-line scanner instead of casting them, a messy and time-consuming process.
The resulting digital model is accurate to within 0.178mm and allows our practitioners to design sockets and braces with superior fit and function.
At Advanced Motion Control, we believe that the most integral aspect of a prosthesis is the socket design. Simply put, without a socket that is comfortable, fit properly and correctly aligned, the benefits of the most advanced bionic technology or microprocessor components are lost.
Thus, we focus on providing our clients with a socket that achieves optimal comfort, fit and alignment. In addition to offering the standard prosthetic sockets available, we also offer two unique designs that we developed in our clinic. The Active Socket™ with Cushion Technology™ is for below-knee or transtibial amputees, and the Power Socket™ is for above-knee or transfemoral amputees.
ACTIVE SOCKET™ WITH CUSHION TECHNOLOGY™
The Active Socket™ is currently the only socket available that utilizes a negative pressure socket system without the use of mechanical or electrical components such as the vacuum-assisted socket.
This translates to a socket that offers all the benefits of negative pressure without added weight. The other unique advantage is that the negative pressure within the Active Socket is determined by the level of activity.
The Active Socket™ also utilizes Cushion Technology™ to provide the user with optimal comfort. A special formulation is injected into the distal end of the socket to cushion the limb ensuring that no matter how aggressive the activity, your limb will not “bottom-out”. So you always maintain comfort no matter how intense your activity.
The Power Socket™ is a pelvic containment socket that is used for trans-femoral and hip-disarticulation amputees. It differs from an ischial containment socket which is commonly used for trans-femoral amputees.
What makes the Power Socket™ unique is that the socket locks in on the pelvis so the thigh bone can be angled to put the gluteus medius muscle in a stretched position. This serves to keep your body upright and eliminates lurching during walking. It also eliminates rotation and what is referred to as “foot-whipping”, as well as bending the spine and shoulders which occurs with a lurching gait.
Muscles are like rubber bands. They have no power when relaxed but when you stretch them, POW! lots of power. Because the muscles are stretched or contracted in the Power Socket™, you automatically get power. This power eliminates the lurch gait and it also stabilizes the prosthetic knee.
It is designed specifically out of a flexible plastic material and retainer is similar flexible material, it allows muscles to expand and hypertrophy (increases the muscle tone). It gives you perfect total contact in the socket without making the muscles atrophy, a common occurrence with rigid sockets. It also puts the muscles in a position where they function better and have more power. It eliminates the pressure and discomfort in the groin, and on the bottom outside of the thigh bone.
3D laser scan – TLSO Our TLSOs are made from a 3D laser scan of the patients’ exact anatomy so they are truly custom TLSOs. They are not made-from-measurements which many try to label as custom. Our scan obtains the patient’s tissue and bone structure so we can create a custom TLSO that provides proper correction.
At Advanced Motion Control, we scan the patient with the BioScanner instead of casting. The scanning process is a great surprise to our clients, as it is incredibly fast, very clean and much less intimidating than having a full torso cast.
We also use a special scanning table. The patient lies on their back and is completely relaxed. This optimal positioning allows us to accurately correct the curve.
Our unique braces provide the highest level of scoliosis management. In most cases we can prevent the spinal curve from getting worse during the critical time of growth. In some cases, where treatment starts early, we can avoid the need for surgery.