Prosthetics Division

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Oessur, Össur, Ossur shooting Gelsenkirchen, 26.02.2010

The certified prosthetists at D&J and MDOP are dedicated to helping our patients with limb loss return to normal function with the comfort, appearance and performance you need and deserve. We custom design your prosthesis in our fabrication lab, according to your specific form and physical requirements. We fabricate our devices using high quality materials and components. D&J and MDOP strive to provide our patient’s with cutting edge technology in order to bring you the latest innovations in this field.

After we fabricate your prosthesis, we work closely with you, your physician and your therapist. In this way, we ensure optimal fit, functionality, comfort and appearance. We spend time educating you on the care and use of you prosthesis to ensure you are comfortable and confident using your new device.

Regardless of how a limb is lost—in an unforeseen accident or by a planned amputation— we understand the trauma involved. We know that amputees need a prosthetic team that works together for your success, so we assist you at every step of the way and serve as your resource in all aspects of care.

 

What to Expect

Whenever possible, we consult with our patients prior to their amputation surgery. During these visits, we answer your questions and begin planning your post-operative treatment. This initial meeting often alleviates some of the anxieties you may have regarding such a major, life changing surgery.

Whether we meet before or after your surgery, we will take time to get to know you, so that we can tailor our service to meet your specific needs. It is not just the functional outcome we hope to affect; it is the quality of life for each individual we are privileged to serve.

Our prosthetists will take a careful cast of your limb and use it to sculpt a completely unique and custom mold in our on-site lab. Once the cast is complete, our technicians create a custom socket and assemble an individualized prosthesis using the high quality components that will suit your specific needs.

When the prosthetic device is ready, one of our practitioners will begin the fitting process with you to ensure the prosthesis is comfortable and meets our standards and your expectations. You will be instructed in the proper methods for donning and doffing your prosthesis, routine maintenance and cleaning, and how to detect problems with your device and your residual limb.

Your final prosthesis will be delivered only when we are satisfied with its ability to meet your specific needs.

 

Innovation

Our prosthetists are trained and certified to design, fabricate and fit numerous technologically advanced devices, including the following:

  • Myoelectric devices: Allow the upper extremity user to control the prosthesis using muscle impulses instead of a cabling system. The user is able to open, close, and rotate the hand using their own muscle actions.
  • Microprocessor Controlled Knees: Prosthetic knees built with an internal computer that helps to control the functions of the knee while the patient is walking. It is able to use real-time data to adjust for walking speed, hill climbing, and stairs.
  • KISS suspension, a patented prosthetic suspension system, was developed onsite at Maryland Orthotics & Prosthetics. KISS has been adopted by hundreds of practitioners around the country, due to its incredible ability to provide security when wearing a prosthesis. We use KISS and other suspension solutions.

 

We are certified and/or licensed to provide:

  • Ottobock Genium/X3 Knee
  • Otto Bock Harmony Vacuum System
  • Otto Bock C-Leg
  • All Other Otto Bock Products
  • Limb Logic
  • Proprio Foot
  • Rheo Knee
  • Adaptive Knee
  • Dynamic Arm
  • Revofit Sockets
  • KISS Technology
  • SWASH
  • All Ossur Products
  • All Endolite Products
  • All College Park Products
  • All Freedom Products
  • SureStep
  • Plie Knee
  • E MAG Ottobock
  • MyoBoy Ottobock
  • Nu-FlexSIV sockets
  • Utah Arm
  • BIOM
  • HiFi Technology