Multiple Prostheses for Multiple Amputations

Multiple ProsthesesIt is tough enough losing one limb but when more than one limb is involved then a person’s situation changes radically. We have had the privilege to work with hundreds of bilateral amputees and we find that their care requires a unique perspective not just on their prosthetics, but how their whole world is structured.

We know what it is like to live with wearing a prostheses and
what it is like to keep our commitments to the family, friends, work, and the world.

Bilateral Challenges

It is critical that bilateral amputees have backup limbs to use when there is maintenance or other issues that prohibit them from using their regular prostheses. Why? Because bilateral lower limb amputees do not have the option of getting around on crutches when there is a problem with their prosthesis. They are relegated to a wheelchair or rendered immobile. Prostheses that are specially made for aquatic applications are also an essential component to their independence.

Amputee Prosthetists who understand your situation

Our staff is particularly sensitive to the needs of the multiple amputee. Due to our decades of experience we can assist with teaching the intricacies of dealing with prostheses and incorporating them into their lives. We have created donning stations for multiple amputees who have challenges putting their limbs on independently. We can create sports prosthetics and sports limbs with multiple terminal devices giving the amputee the maximum flexibility to accomplish their commitments.

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I have also had experience in working with more than two missing limbs and am proud to say that these challenged amputees can return to a degree of normalcy. Each person is different and their prosthetic requirements are unique. The critical factor is finding out what the amputee expects and desires, then matching available technology and the all important fit to that individual. This may entail traveling to the amputees home to see what environmental challenges they face and showing them how to adapt their world. Listening is another important factor in discovering the true needs of an amputee.