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What exactly is a prosthesis?

A prosthesis is an artificial limb that restores a part of the human body

There are prostheses for the hand, forearm, and for disarticulation of the elbow, humerus (i.e., upper arm), shoulder, thigh, and hip.

Disarticulation: means that amputation of an extremity (arm, leg) occurs in the joint, and the bone of the amputation stump remains unharmed.

A possibly intact, pain-free and durable stump is a prerequisite for optimal prosthetic use. For the upper limb, passive prostheses and active prostheses driven by body energy and/or extracorporeal energy (myoelectrically or electronically controlled) are distinguished. The breast prosthesis (breast prosthesis) differs from the aforementioned prostheses in that it does not restore any function; it is mainly used for aesthetic and psychological reasons.

Ortotecnica SA makes the prostheses in cooperation with Ottobock, Bauerfeind and Ossur.

Lower Limb Prosthetics

➡️Foot

TOE REPLACEMENT

This prosthesis is applied following amputation of one or more toes. Based on an orthopedic foot support, the corresponding toe replacement prosthesis is custom-built to relieve the avampiate.

CHOPART AND LISFRANC PROSTHESIS.

This prosthesis is applied following amputation of a forefoot. The stump is encased in a plastic upper; the foot can be moved freely and can bear a full load.

PYROGOFF PROSTHESIS

This prosthesis is applied following amputation of a foot. The stump is socketed up to the knee, with full load on the end of the stump, where a dynamic artificial foot is located.

➡️Tibia

TIBIAL PROSTHESIS

Different types of materials can be used to socket the stump.

TIBIAL PROSTHESIS WITH UPPER LEG SOCKET

This prosthesis is applied following amputation of the lower leg (techn. tibia), when the stump is short and/or the ligament apparatus is weak.

It has a femoral boot made of leather or soft material and a connection to the leg by jointed splints; the boot can be removed.

➡️Knee

KNEE DISARTICULATION PROSTHESIS

This prosthesis is applied following disarticulation of a knee, when leg amputation is performed in the knee joint. The stump is potted in a soft material boot with full load on the end of the stump.

➡️Femur

FEMORAL SOCKET

Technical description of the enveloping conformation of the sciatic bone in femoral prostheses (also called CAT CAM and RIC prostheses). The following text is written in medical jargon. This prosthetic technique was developed in the USA by several technicians between 1983 and 1987. Since the late 1980s, this technique of longitudinal oval protetic support, enveloping the sciatic bone, has been slowly establishing itself in Europe as well. The support takes place on the sciatic tuberosity as a substitute support point to the femoral head. This point of support is in a more medial and more distal position, and must therefore necessarily produce moments of pelvic rotation and a right-left asymmetry in the gait pattern, which the patient attempts to compensate for with a “Duchenne lameness,” and in particular by shifting the body’s center of gravity beyond the prosthesis.

FEMORAL PROSTHESIS

This prosthesis is applied following amputation of the thigh (techn. femur).
The boot can be constructed in two different ways:
(a) Long-oval leg with an enveloping conformation of the ischial bone (called CAT-CAM-see description on femoral socket).
(b) Oval-transverse leg that rests on the ischial tip (techn. tuberosity-see description on the entry for traditional socket).

MODULAR COMPONENTS FOR FEMORAL PROSTHESIS

For individual patient adaptation we have multiple knee and ankle joint structures; from infant knee to knee joint locking for elderly patients.

Upper limb prostheses

➡️Hand

COSMETIC PROSTHESIS FOR THE HAND

This prosthesis is applied following amputation of a hand. It is a cosmetic replacement of hand or fingers that does not perform active movements.

➡️Forearm

PROSTHESIS WITH OWN FORCE

This prosthesis is applied in the case of malformation or following amputation of a forearm. The special arrangement of the mechanical traction band commands the opening and closing of the hook or hand with its own force and through the movement of the shoulders.

MYOELECTRIC PROSTHESIS

This prosthesis is applied following forearm amputation. It is operated by means of an electric motor with a battery and conducted by the action of the stump muscles, which are provided with electrical contacts.

COSMETICS FOR THE PROSTHETIC FOREARM.

This prosthesis is applied following the amputation of a forearm. It is a cosmetic replacement of the arm that does not perform active movements.

➡️Homer

HUMERUS PROSTHESIS WITH OWN FORCE

This prosthesis is applied following amputation of the humerus. The special arrangement of the mechanical traction band commands the opening and closing of the hook or hand with own force, through the movement of the shoulders.

MYOELECTRIC PROSTHESIS

This prosthesis is applied following amputation of the humerus. It is operated by means of an electric motor with a battery and driven by the action of the stump muscles, in which electrical contacts are located.

Breast prosthesis

A breast implant (techn. breast implant) is not intended to restore function; rather, it is primarily used for cosmetic and psychological reasons. A breast operation is normally performed to combat cancer. It is the size of the disease that decides whether a mastectomy (complete removal of the breast) is necessary or whether an operation that allows breast preservation (removal of the tumor with tissue) can be performed.

Nowadays there is a variety of breast implants, which fit harmoniously with the body and often, after a period of habituation, are even perceived as a part of oneself.

➡️Complete breast prosthesis👆🏼

This prosthesis is applied following a total breast amputation (techn. mastectomy) or following breast surgery. Its function is to reconstruct the breast optically.
Ortotecnica SA has a wide assortment of breast implants: different types and different sizes, even from different manufacturers, are at the patient’s free choice. The delivery of a breast prosthesis is an individual process, in which there is careful adaptation to the patient’s personal needs by the orthopedic technician. In the assortment there are serial prostheses with related underwear and special swimwear.

➡️Partial breast prosthesis👆🏼

This prosthesis is applied following partial breast amputation (techn. mastectomy) or following breast surgery. Its function is to reconstruct the breast optically.
Ortotecnica SA has a wide assortment of breast implants: different types and different sizes, even from different manufacturers, are at the patient’s free choice. The delivery of a breast prosthesis is an individual process, in which there is careful adaptation to the patient’s personal needs by the orthopedic technician. In the assortment there are serial prostheses with related underwear and special swimwear.

➡️Accessories👆🏼

Underwear

We have a wide range of modern products with attractive and comfortable lines; they are made of the finest materials and the most advanced technologies, in trendy patterns and colors. They are aimed at all women: from soft shapes, expectant and nursing mothers, breast-operated women and sporty women.



Swimwear

We have a wide range of products, each year different according to the trend, sarongs and coordinated accessories for the latest fashionable beach outfit for everyone.



Hats

A chemotherapy turban or hat must fulfill two functions: to protect the skin, made more sensitive by chemotherapy treatment, and to be comfortable and fashionable with the various colors and patterns. We have several products in stock.

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