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Prosthetics

When you undergo amputation of your upper or lower limb, you may seek a prosthesis to regain mobility and overall dexterity. As part of this decision, you will have many opportunities to learn all you need to know about prosthetics. With that knowledge, you will become more comfortable with the process of acquiring and using prosthetic devices. Start your prosthetics education journey here to confidently move forward with the care you need.

 

Products

Post-op preparatory (temporary) and definitive (permanent) prostheses for below-knee (transtibial), above-knee (transfemoral), hip disarticulation, hemipelvectomy, and foot amputations.

  • Lightweight carbon fiber and titanium components
  • Endoskeletal soft foam coverings
  • Hydraulic knee controls, in a variety of designs
  • Multi-axial joints
  • Energy-storing foot configurations
  • Sports Prostheses
  • lschial containment socket designs (narrow M-L/CAT CAM)
  • Total surface bearing and Suction socket prostheses
  • Conventional Exoskeletal Systems
  • Flexible Sockets
  • 3S systems
  • Supracondylar suspension systems, (molded and articulating)
  • Microprocessor controlled systems
  • Elevated vacuum suspension systems

Functional and cosmetic prostheses for below-elbow, above-elbow, shoulder disarticulation, and hand or finger amputations.

  • Myoelectric hands
  • Electronically-operated elbow units
  • Hand and finger restorations
  • Wide array of hook/hand designs to suit patient activity
  • Harness and cable configurations modified to patient muscular ability
  • Passive/Cosmetic prostheses
  • Bionic prostheses

Learn more about how we fabricate the following custom advanced sports prosthetic devices on our Sports Prosthetics page:

  • Cheetah Xtend
  • Cheetah Xtreme
  • iLimb
  • Rheo Knee
  • Power Knee
  • Proprio Foot
  • Symbionic Leg
  • Moto Knee
  • Versa Foot

We can create prosthetics for every stage of growth from children to adults.

Contact our office if you need more supplies of the following prosthetic accessories:

  • Socks
  • Shrinkers
  • Sleeves
  • Sheaths

Care

Although limb care comes first, turn your attention to your prosthetics nightly and perform a full visual inspection. Check the structure for signs of wear and tear or more significant damage, including cracks, and pay close attention to the condition of the hardware. If you note any problems, let our team know. We will make the required repairs or adjustments to restore the comfort and function of your prosthetics.

Since your prosthetic device presses against your skin, it is important to clean it on a daily basis. You can wash the socks and liners with your laundry, but the prosthetic structure requires a manual wipe-down. You can gently clean the prosthetic socket by using a damp cloth and gentle soap. After cleaning, wipe the surfaces with a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Allow drying before wearing.

Our prosthetics are purpose-built to support your everyday needs and sports activities. Our lower-extremity prosthetics allow for restored mobility with a lightweight carbon fiber and titanium structure. Prosthetics for upper extremities offer cosmetic and functional utility through manual, electronic and bionic controls. Your comfort and satisfaction depend on acquiring the best prosthetic device for your situation. We can help you find the perfect prosthetic fit.

To improve the function and utility of upper- and lower extremity prosthetics, our research and development teams strive to craft new technologies. Basic lower-extremity prosthetics operate using gravity, which demands the user carefully place the leg and balance on it to take each step. For upper-extremity prosthetics, a harness and pulley system allows for activation of the pincher or hand.

Modern technological advancements involve the integration of hydraulic, electronic and bionic systems to improve the function of prosthetics.Bionic systems, in particular, show great promise with sensory feedback aiding the movement and positioning of the prosthetic limb. The technology used in prosthetics help these devices feel more natural under normal, everyday use and during sports activities.

When you have the knowledge you need about prosthetics, you can forge ahead in acquiring the care you require to fully recover after an amputation. Prosthetic education can also help your friends and family members better understand the challenges you face and obstacles you conquer on a daily basis.

At Horton’s, we are dedicated to helping you effectively utilize and care for your prosthetics. With the right care and education, you can keep your prosthetic devices in excellent condition for years of regular use. As an important part of the care process, we strive to help ensure you always enjoy proper fitment of your prosthetics. Call us today at (501) 683-8889 or request an appointment to learn how to care for your prosthetics.

Learn about how Horton’s custom fabricated products will help you maintain your quality of life and active lifestyle.

Education

Check out our video clips for more information

How to Use and Maintain Your Prosthetic Socks

 

How to Use and Maintain Your Prosthetic Liners

 

How to Use and Maintain Your Prosthetic Shrinker

 

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