Prosthetics Overview

Definition

Prosthetics is an allied health care medical profession or field that is concerned with the design, development, manufacturing, fitting and alignment of Prostheses (Artificial Limbs), which are utilized as replacement limbs or part thereof (upper and lower limbs). Prostheses are prescribed following amputation and for congenital limb deficiencies to aid in mobility (standing, walking and transferring) as well as for cosmetic purposes.

Prostek provides a professional clinical service in the assessment, prescription, fabrication, fitting, alignment and review of Prosthetic limbs for amputations including:

  • Partial foot
  • Trans-tibial
  • Knee Disarticulation
  • Transfemoral
  • Hip Disarticulation and Hemi-pelvectomy
  • Partial Hand
  • Trans-radial
  • Trans-humeral
  • Shoulder Disarticulation and Forequarter

Services are provided to new amputees in the acute amputation / rehabilitation setting as well as established amputees requiring ongoing prosthetic services.

Technology

Prostek has access to all the leading and technologically advanced prosthetic componentry that is available world wide. We utilise this technology where appropriate to help achieve the best possible functional outcomes.

New technology is constantly entering the prosthetic field. We make a concerted effort to keep abreast of the latest technology in order pass on the information and best service to our patients.

Experience

Prostek have over 50 years of clinical experience and call on this strong knowledge base in order to provide optimal fit, function and comfort for our clients.

We pride ourselves on our professionalism and make every effort to make our patients experience with Prostek as positive as possible.

Funding

Prostek provide Prosthetic services to Amputees where funding is sourced from:

  • SAALS (South Australian Amputee Limb Scheme)
  • Return To Work SA
  • Third Party Accident Insurers
  • Privately Funded Clients
  • NDIS
  • Lifetime Support Authority
  • Hospitals
  • Charitable Groups