'Rob Murphy experimenting
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Patient Services We Provide

The staff at Florida O & P is licensed by the state of Florida to provide orthotic and prosthetic services. We attend continuing education courses to stay at the forefront of the orthotic and prosthetic industries to ensure that each patient receives the very best care. Our professional staff in turn provides lectures and in-services to the local healthcare community to keep them up-to-date on advances in orthotics and prosthetics.

Pre-Prosthetic Care
Depending on the level of amputation and condition of the tissue and skin, a number of early management approaches are available including various types of dressings, shrinkers and pneumatic devices. Upper-extremity amputees can be treated and trained to improve the potential for use of myoelectric devices.

Consultation and Evaluation
It is important to understand how the client’s unique and specific needs are matched by the custom design and characteristics of the orthosis or prosthesis, thus avoiding problems of inappropriate biomechanical solutions.

Diagnostics
To attain an intimate and comfortable fitting prosthetic socket, diagnostic fittings are routinely used in our practice. Depending on the anticipated level of activity, these fittings are accomplished in both static and dynamic conditions.

Fabrication
Fabrication of the device takes place in our own laboratory, ensuring the highest standards of construction with strict adherence to the prescription criteria. Occasionally, we may utilize centralized fabrication sources when it is in the best interest of the patient.

Preparatory/Temporary Prostheses
Custom-fitted preparatory prostheses are designed for early intervention of all levels of amputations for maximizing the rehabilitation outcomes.

Definitive/Permanent Prostheses
Upper Extremity – A full range of both body powered and myoelectrically powered prostheses are available. Lower Extremity - We are experienced in traditional prosthetic management as well as all of the advanced types of socket fittings such as the CAD-CAM method for above-knee amputees, the TSB (Total Surface Bearing) and silicone suction socket designs for below-knee amputees. State-of-the-art componentry, ultralight flexible plastic sockets and various energy storing systems, are available.

Fitting and Delivery
The fitting process may require more than one visit. When the orthosis/prosthesis is delivered, the patient is instructed in the donning, doffing, use and maintenance of the device.

Follow-Up Visits
This is an essential component of our professional service. Patients are scheduled for routine visits to the office to ensure proper fit and function of the orthotic/prosthetic appliance.

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