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Orthotics

At Prisma Health Center for Prosthetics and Orthotics we offer upper extremity orthoses, lower extremity orthoses and spinal orthoses. Our orthotic team strives to provide the optimal orthotic solution to improve patient mobility, confidence, comfort and function. We achieve these goals by providing comprehensive custom orthotic and off-the-shelf orthotic services. Our in-house fabrication laboratory allows for quick turnaround times and resources as needed for adjustments.

Woman adjusting orthotic boot device.

We also serve our diabetic population with a thorough examination and provision of the best diabetic devices to protect your feet and prevention of amputation.

Our services

Upper extremity orthoses

The primary goal of orthotic intervention of the upper extremity is to improve one’s level of independence and functional ability with how they interact with objects in the environment. This can vary from positioning (static) support to dynamic orthotic braces.

Types of upper extremity orthoses:

  • Static support (resting wrist hand orthosis)
    • Elbow sling
    • Shoulder immobilizers
  • Dynamic
    • Wrist tenodesis
    • Bioness

Lower extremity orthoses

Lower limb orthotics are used to improve how you walk, provide support or restrict unwanted motion/pain due to an accident, deformity or other various medical conditions.

Foot orthotic (FO) products and innovations:

  • Diabetic inserts to protect the skin integrity of the foot.
  • Functional inserts to alleviate foot pain or correct deformity.
  • Accommodative inserts to accommodate foot deformities.

Ankle foot orthosis (AFO) - The goal of an AFO is to control the position and motion of the ankle, compensate for weakness/injury or correct deformities while walking. Multiple conditions result in the use of an AFO. These conditions include:

  • Foot drop
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Trauma

Knee orthosis (KO) is commonly prescribed after an injury to one or both knees. Common injuries include:

  • Patellar tracking
  • Ligament tears (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
  • Meniscus tears
  • Arthritis
  • After surgery

Knee ankle foot orthosis (KAFO) is used when maximum stability is required. It often comes with a diagnosis of:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Polio
  • Cerebral vascular accident

Spinal orthoses

Spinal orthotic bracing is likely due to trauma or injury to the spinal column. The size of the spinal orthosis varies depending on the level of injury on the spinal cord and type of injury.

Types of Spinal Cord injuries include:

  • Lumbosacral Orthosis (LSO)
  • Thoraco-Lumbosacral Orthosis (TLSO)
  • Cervico-Thorac-Lumbosacral Orthosis (CTLSO)
  • Halo Orthosis