Custom orthotics and prosthetics require qualified professionals capable of manufacturing and adapting orthopaedic articles to the needs of the patient, ensuring comfort and functionality without forgetting the final aesthetic appearance.
So the process inevitably begins with a brief interview with the orthopaedic technician, who will ask the patient about his or her condition and gather all the information which may help. In order to produce final product, measurements and photographs of the affected area are usually taken and moulds are made before the final device is manufactured.
In addition, it is a good time for the patient to express their doubts or expectations in such a way that the technician has as much information as possible to assess and estimate their needs.
The prescriptions for custom upper limb orthoses usually have different aetiologies: those of post-surgical patients, patients with neurological problems, post-stroke patients, paediatric patients in rehabilitation… which need measurements and individual adaptations.
In addition to their functional efficiency, the aesthetics of these orthoses are very important, especially in the paediatric orthoses. Their bright and cheerful colours make the orthosis part of the patient.
Arm and shoulder immobiliser
Trunk orthoses are divided into:
Back lumbosacral orthoses, better known as girdles or corsets, can be made to measure or we can adapt standardised sizes to the measurements of the patient. Most of them are a conservative treatment for patients with lumbago, and in some cases they are prescribed for the immobilisation of fractures of dorsal, lumbar, or sacral vertebrae.
Scoliosis corsets, Chenôu, providence corsets… corsets that are mainly used for growing girl patients.
Measurements are necessary for these patients, together with the scoliogram or X-ray ordered by the prescribing doctor.
A follow-up visit is necessary every six months to assess the development and growth of the patient.
We aim to customise and provide a colourful touch to our second-skin corsets.
In the case of a fracture, we may need to produce a body-jacket corset, made of plaster with a zip or of thermoplastic material, made to measure for the patient.
Spinomed Active for cholestomy
Corset for scoliosis
Corset for Chenôu type scoliosis
The group is made up of three very different segments:
Ankle joint: immobilising orthoses are used for sprained ankles or fractures of the talocrural region, and active orthoses for the post-traumatic rehabilitation of the joint. Plantar orthoses (ankle foot splints) which help patients with limited dorsal flexion and gait problems can also be included in this group.
Knee joint: an area of the lower limb with a large number of injuries, sprains or ligament fractures, plateau fractures… These orthoses play a passive role in immobilisation after a fracture or operation… or an active role when the joint’s functioning has to be restored. There is a great diversity of materials and designs specific to each pathology.
Hip joint: the great majority are degenerative lesions due to age, and require passive orthoses to maintain an abduction position after hip replacement surgery or for prevention in patients with a predisposition to hip luxation lesions.
Articulated dafo made to measure
Bilateral custom thermoplastic bitutor
Dafo with special shoe for Dafo