My name is Mike Horton. I’m a staff orthotist and process at Horton’s Orthotics and Prosthetics. We’re a small family practice. I think we strive to build a rapport and a relationship specifically with the patient and then once we establish that relationship with the patient we become a friend with them. Especially with our amputees you know some of our orthotic patients we may see them one time you know they have an ankle sprain or whatever they’re in they’re out they’re gone. The prosthetic patients are patients for life.
Knowing the various components of a prosthetic leg can help you understand how your leg functions as a whole.
Prosthetic limbs are technological marvels, but their various components are not well-known by the general public. Fortunately, modern prosthetic legs are as user-friendly as they are functional.
Because the typical prosthetic leg is designed to resemble a real limb, few of us take the time to wonder about the parts of a prosthetic leg. But understanding how the individual parts work will help you understand why they function so well together. That understanding is crucial for living with a prosthetic leg, whether it is for yourself or when you are helping a loved one incorporate the new limb into his or her life.
Discover the differences between an electric prosthetic arm and a body-powered prosthetic arm to help you decide which type of arm prosthesis is best for your unique needs.
For arm amputees, being fitted for an upper limb prosthesis is an important first step to recovery and regaining independence. One decision patients need to make regarding a prosthetic arm, however, is between an electric or body-powered prosthesis. Understanding the primary differences between these options will help you make the right decision for your needs.
Remember – your prosthetic will be ready about two weeks AFTER your insurance approves your claim. We can’t begin production until your insurance has approved your prosthetic. We know how frustrating the wait can be, and we do everything in our power to make sure that your prosthetic gets to you as soon as humanly possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience.