Losing a limb is definitely a traumatic experience but with the advancement in modern medicine it is no longer a life sentence. At Ortho Engineering, one of our many services is to provide our customers with Prosthetics. The wide range of prosthetic options allows patients suffering from limb loss to lead a normal and active life without ever feeling impaired in any way. Ortho Engineering offers each individual with choices that best fit their personal needs. Our highly trained specialists also provide cosmetic restoration, consisting of custom silicone covers or clear vinyl skin that can be pigmented to the patient's desire.
Orthotics are durable and economical orthopedic devices that either support or correct functions of a limb and/or torso. These external devices that are applied or attached to a segment of the body in order to control motion, provide support and/or reduce pain. Patient can still enjoy a good quality life while preventing his/her illness from worsening because these devices are intended to alleviate physical symptoms, whilst improving the patient's ability to perform physical activities.
Children and infants may come to require both orthotics and prosthetics because of various reasons. It is common for infants to be diagnosed with Plagiocephaly, also known as "Flat Head Syndrome". This can occur when a baby sleeps in the same position repeatedly or because of problems with neck muscles. Fortunately, this can be treated by an Orthoses, known as Cranial Helmet. Pediatric patients can also require prosthetic devices. The missing limb can be a result of birth defects, loss of limb through injury or amputation due to medical condition(s). Ortho Engineering possesses their own in house fabrication workshop and development specialists who can manufacture and produce products with customized designs and materials that designed to withstand the rigors of play and sports
Therapeutic shoes, also known as extra depth shoes, are specially designed shoes intended to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics with co-existing foot disease. People with diabetic neuropathy in their feet may have a false sense of security as to how much at risk their feet actually are. An ulcer under the foot can develop in a couple of hours. The primary goal of therapeutic footwear is to prevent complications which can include strain, ulcers, calluses, or even amputations for patients with diabetes and poor circulation. Neuropathy can also change the shape of a person's feet, which limits the range of shoes that can be worn comfortably. In addition to meeting strict guidelines, diabetic shoes must be prescribed by a physician and fit by a qualified individual, such as an orthotist, podiatrist or pedorthist. The shoes must also be equipped with a removable orthotic. Foot orthotics are devices such as shoe inserts, arch supports, or shoe fillers such as lifts, wedges and heels. The diabetic shoes and custom-molded inserts work together as a preventative system to help diabetics avoid foot injuries and improve mobility.
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